Yeah, the transfer on the R2 disc is 1.78, not 2.35. Sorry. I read somewhere that it was the same transfer, got the R2, was pleased with it, and never looked further into the matter.
The commentary is fun and definitely informative, though, and the anamorphic picture looks pretty good, except for the mis-framing. If I were a huge fan of this film, I suppose I would want the R2 AND the R1, but as it is, I'm content with what I've got.