Those new releases of the Halloween movies sparked my attention, and got me wondering about a couple things. IMDB lists like 4 different US releases for Halloween 4. One of them claims to be 2.35:1 even though the technical specs on the movie (and this weeks release) state 1.85:1. What gives? I'm also curious as to whether any of the releases included a pan & scan transfer? and what was special about the "Limited Edition"? Does anyone know any sites that keep more detailed information about specific DVD releases? Amazon.com/IMDB doesn't always list the aspect ratio(s) a DVD is presented in. I'm getting used to widescreen, but I still shy away from 2.35:1/2.40:1 releases. I really wish they'd rerelease some better looking transfers of movies like Gladiator. If you've watched the pan & scan before seeing the DVD, it's so obvious the frames have been cropped at the top and bottom it's sickening. Why do they screw up those Super35 transfers so bad? Most widescreen transfer look good because they include the whole bloody frames. Why are we still being cheated on some hit movies here? Hell, I read somewhere that the director/producer(?) of Air Force One actually prefers the pan and scan release to the widescreen one because it lost so much from the top and bottom. Losing the sides in those cases seems far less noticable. Another thing about aspect ratios. Why are the sites that sell HD-DVD/Blu-Ray seemlingly too lazy to list the damn aspect ratio of them? I assume they're all widescreen, sure, but I'd like to know if it's 1.85:1 or 2.40:1. etc.