Until I saw various comparison shots on DVD Beaver, I didn’t fully understand or accept, I suppose, that the Apocalypse Now Bluray would really and truly render the 2.35 to 1 aspect ratio that Vittorio Storaro originally captured. I thought the wider Bluray version might come from top-and-bottom cropping the 2 to 1 aspect ratio version that Storaro insisted upon in the various DVD versions over the years. But no. It really is wider. And is quite captivating for that.

DVD Beaver frame capture of 2.35 image from Apocalypse Now Bluray

DVD Beaver frame capture of same scene rendered via 2 to 1 “Full Dossier” DVD.