As someone who has worked with video mastering, I have to butt in here, even though I'm sure I'll regret it... If SS is mastering ALIAWS from a FILM element, then any idiot would be able to tell if the film is scope or not, particularly if the film was shot in the 2-perf Techniscope process. In such a circumstance, I'd find it hard to believe that SS would create a 1.85 transfer from a 2.35 element. Why bother when they know the U.S. market prefers OAR transfers? That said, it is VERY common in Europe to re-frame 2.35 films to 1.85 or 1.78 for video transfers, as 16x9 TV sets are far more prevelant in Europe and the adjusted aspect ratio fills the frame of those TVs. So, if SS is using a VIDEO element obtained from the producer for its mastering source, then it is very possible that it would receive a 1.85/1.78 framed video source element. So, to me, the real question is, what element is SS using for its video transfer? If SS says that they supervised the transfer themselves from a film element, then I'll take their word for it that the movie is 1.85.