TCM (The best movie channel on TV, in my opinion) had a Viewer's Choice festival in the summer where people got to request movies they'd like to see on TCM (given the rights and availbility of prints) I requested Around the World in Eighty Days...in the proper widescreen format. Guess what movie was picked. Yes, Around the World in Eighty Days. They even made a new transfer of the 1980's re-release version (Missing 20 minutes, however) in the 2.55:1 widescreen format. (I dunno if it's 2.35:1 or 2.55:1 since they're using a reissue print.) This will NOT be the same P&S version that has been around for the last 20 years. It's a brand new TV master to replace the crummy old P&S version until WB is finished with the DVD restoration for 2002 (or early 2003). Two versions of this movie was filmed, edited, and released. One was a 2.20:1 70mm version run at 30 fps. The other was 2.55:1 CinemaScope. The print TCM is using is the 1980's "short" cut made from the CinemaScope version that is around 150 minutes instead of 180. The VHS of this movie is the short version (It's a shame that the uncut print used for the P&S TV/LD version is missing). December 12, 10:00 PM EST. Be there. Everyone needs to watch this to show that there's a market for the 2003 DVD release! Every time a movie is shown on TV in its OAR, an angel gets his wings.