Can anyone name any times when Pan and Scan actually does more than just taking away the sides of the image, when it actually eliminates parts of the story? The best example I know of this is in Die Hard. When Al comes into the building to check things out, he talks to the security guard and then starts walking back to the elevators to check stuff out. In Pan and Scan, all you see is Al walking back, deciding it isn't worth the trouble, and turning around to leave. In widescreen as he is walking back, you see a hand holding a machine gun around the corner he is walking to. You go from "C'mon you idiot! Keep walking and check things out!" in the Full Screen to "Dude don't walk any further, turn around and leave!" in the Widescreen I watched Die Hard a bazillion times in full screen on cable. And when I finally bought it on DVD I was shocked when I saw this, lol. This turned me off of Full Screen forever. Any more examples?