A friend lent me his R2 Top Gun DVD this weekend - I hadn't watched it for years and looked forward to trying it out on the big screen with 5.1 - it still has some of the greatest aerial photography put on film IMO. Anyway, I put the disc on and to start off with I thought there was something wrong with the scaler in my pj! There were thin black bars on the screen, but no way big enough to be a 2.35:1 aspect ratio. I quickly looked at the back of the box and sure enough - 2.00:1 was listed as the ratio. I've personally never come across such a shape before and my question is this: Does anyone know if this is the original aspect that Tony Scott filmed in, or is it some half arsed attempt on the part of the DVD makers (Paramount I believe) to have it 'not too widescreen'?