I finally got the 30th Anniversary widescreen edition of "Willy Wonka" and to my dismay, it is missing information on both sides!!! I compared the film to the previous dvd release, and the original release shows about 5% (or more) info on both sides! EVERY SHOT HAS BEEN MODIFIED. I remember seeing the film in the theatre about 5 years ago and distinctly remembered seeing the "Salt's Peanuts" sign very clearly during Veruca's first scene in the film. It looks exactly like its theatrical counterpart on the original release. However, on the new widescreen release, the sign is only partially visable. Other scenes are the same....the film is not in its original version. And before everyone starts to say that the film was shot open matte and simply matted, that may be, but there is quite a bit missing from the sides now...no two ways about it. Wonka petitioners, I think we've been slightly misled into thinking this was the correct ratio, information wise.