It is comforting to know of so many supporting OAR.
How this thread has changed since it began.
The cynic in me says that we will continue to be disappointed in seeing films shown in incorrect AR.
Even a trusted source of enjoyment like TCM, sometimes shows a film in 1:33, when it was shot widescreen, but was told the only reason for it to happen is because it was the only source available or provided to them.
The history of AR is facinating ....as is how the various widescreen formats came to be.
Black bars are not an issue for me....I want to see films as shot by the director and cinematographer.
I always sought out the widescreen versions of VHS tapes, then came dvd and bluray, and my rule has not changed: OAR or bust.
There is great debate over OAR of several films:
On the Waterfront, Shane, and Curse of Frankenstein...just to name a few, and how they are being presented on dvd and bluray.