I know it's cheesy, and I know it's not "Citizen Kane," but I've always had a soft spot in my heart for the Daniel Stern comedy "Bushwhacked" ("Hey mister, I gotta make a dookie!" has even become a running joke between my brother and me). I like to catch it whenever it comes on television. The only real problem is that it is, of course, always a pan & scan transfer. It is an especially distracting problem in that the film's opening credits are letterboxed at about 2.35:1. When the film proper starts and the transfer jumps to the cropped formate, it's a real painful moment for me. So of course I've been waiting for years for this fine comedy to be released on DVD, hoping that I'd finally be able to see a properly-framed version. My heart raced a little when I was checking DVDfile.com this morning and saw "Bushwhacked" listed as an upcoming release! Alas, the next sentence went on to describe it as featuring only a pan & scan transfer. I thought that perhaps it was incorrect or incomplete information. However, DVDfile.com also mentions "Lucas" in the same sentence, and explicitly lists it as 16:9 widescreen, which doesn't give me much hope. "Bushwhacked" is scheduled to be part of Fox's "Family Favorites" line of titles. I own only a single title from this line ("The Sandlot"), but hasn't Fox been pretty good at releasing such titles in their proper aspect ratio? I'd hate for them to start a terrible trend, let alone with a title that's so important to me. "Bushwhacked" is short, and with no significant supplemental material lined up for the DVD, there's no reason that a widescreen transfer can't be included in addition to the pan & scan one if not in place of it. Also, I hesitate bring this up, but hasn't Fox's Peter Staddon stated in the past, on this very forum, that Fox would always release titles in their original aspect ratio, with a commitment to pan & scan as a secondary release only? I hate to put him on the spot — I know he is very committed to film in general and that any decision to release a title in pan & scan only would not be his own — but I hope he realizes what a terrible mistake this would be and also that he's not the only one at Fox to feel that way. Finally, I have just one more question for anyone who might know. Has there ever been a properly-framed release of "Bushwhacked" on home video, in any territory? If the upcoming DVD is indeed pan & scan only, I'm afraid that we'll probably never see this title treated properly on our favorite disc-based video format. Here is a link to DVDfile.com's report on the "Bushwhacked" DVD: http://www.dvdfile.com/software/dvd-...002/12_03.html Bet you thought you'd never see a post this long about "Bushwhacked," didn't you? Thanks in advance to anyone with any information.