Academy ratio was the industry standard from 1932-53. It was 1.37:1, whereas full-frame on a TV set is 1.33:1. Most of these films, when released on DVD, are said to be presented in their original aspect ratio when, in fact, a tiny sliver is cut. Other times (War of the Worlds, for example) the packaging indicates that the picture has been modified.
My question is, have any Academy ratio films been released in “widescreen,” so to speak, on DVD? There would be tiny slivers of black matte bar. I have a lot of old movies on DVD and have not seen this. Have you?