I wasted an hour of my time driving to both Hollywood Video and Blockbuster yesterday. I've never had a problem before renting oar dvd's. So, looking to watch something entertaining, I aimed for The Mummy Returns. What the hell?!! At my first stop, Hollywood Video had about 50 copies, all full screen. I asked the clerk whether they had any widescreen...he just sneered at me and said, "if you don't see it on the shelf then I guess we don't have 'em". At Blockbuster, the same thing abounds. Asked their clerk the same thing and he said they only have widescreen for sale, none for rent. Hmmm,...have the studios defined and acted upon a newfound demographic? Those cinephiles that buy, buy widescreen. Those that primarily rent, don't care or don't know. And the studios seem to have determined that those who fall into the latter far outnumber the cinephiles. So the business decision becomes clear. This alarms me. Does this signal the end of mainstream availability of widescreen rental? Or worse, does this portend the end of widescreen altogether? I've noticed that while this forum's voice seems to be increasing volume in its cry against p&s/cropping, the number of separate discs/non-oar discs being released are gaining in quantity. Anyway, just pissed off...I decided against renting The Mummy Returns. I'm not sure what I'll do, now or in the future. I just can't afford to buy every dvd I want to watch for entertainment.