I can see that the "E.T." movie is sold in 1.85 and 2.35 formats:
But seems to have been recorded in 1.85 format: see review
As far as I understand and see, the 1.85 format is near the 16/9 TV format (with a short black stripe at top and bottom).
But... What is the point of selling such a 1.85 movie in a 2.35 format?
This would crop the image and add big black borders at top and bottom of the image.
Could you explain the reasons behind such a distribution to me?