Nice to hear that you like the movie, Sebastian's (German) review was very negative
Most things I read in some of my books, weren't very positive either
I had already skipped the title from my wish list, but now I'm in doubt
If you have a 14:9 option, you get the right aspect ratio of the (image) of the DVD, so if it's 1,55:1 when you choose 14:9, that's the actual aspect ratio. I guess they used a VHS as source print.
If you use settings like 'normal', 'auto' or 'superzoom' (terms may differ), the image usually will be squeezed.