"Aspect ratio purists" - that might be your opinion but personally if I am going to watch HISTORY then I would prefer to see every inch of the recorded footage in the correct ratio. It's historical war footage, it's a complete disgrace that they edited it for modern audiences TVs. Yawn all you like, you're not seeing the big picture, literally!!
Yawn.. well I watched it and enjoyed it. I'm going to watch it again now just to annoy all the aspect ratio purists.
Bet he gets more votes than you and all
What an asinine reply to his original post.
FYI all, for those who weren't already aware, there is a 4:3, non-cropped, blu-ray version of this series! They re-released the BR following the backlash: http://networkonair.com/blu-ray/2546-world-at-war-the-the-complete-series-blu-ray- More expensive, but can also be found cheaper than directly from Network.