I prefer the theatrical aspect ratio whenever possible, whether it be 1.33:1, 1.85:1, or whatever other aspect ratio it would have been.>>113845533
Yes, and I've seen both static and animated images.>>113845872
Full-screen VHS releases of films are either pan-and-scan, which crop a widescreen image to fit the 4:3 aspect ratio, or open-matte, which remove the cropping of a movie to fill that screen. The former method is absolute garbage, while the latter method can reveal more visual information of a film at the potential cost of a clean image; in "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure" the open-matte VHS revealed how a visual gag was accomplished, which would have been hidden in the cropped theatrical release.
In any case, we had full-screen and widescreen/letterboxed copies of movies released on VHS and DVD because people were anal that a widescreen film on a 4:3 television wasn't actually the "full image". You can almost see this happening again today with people complaining about movies not having a complete image because there are black bars on their widescreen television sets.