I was at a private showing of the Friedkin so called "remastered" FC before it was released on Blu, and I got out of the theater after about one hour. I felt like being punched in the face because it looked so ugly and it was nothing like what was sold to me. Lo and behold, in the garden of the theater, I ran straight into WF, speaking to a couple of people about how awesome this version was. (he was guest after the film that night) I must admit I resisted my usual urge to crash the party. That night, I kept to myself and just enjoyed the ride (he was a charming host to everybody, infuriating even the press attache when he said yes to a friend who asked to sign his whole filmography -- on laserdisc sleeves!). But this is certain, he really thought that look enhanced the film. Not saying Cundey is the same (I haven't received the Halloween disc yet) just saying you can never trust a director's opinion, especially 35 years after the fact, let alone two years. Oh, and movies have to adapt to any particular format. They can't be the same because formats aren't the same.