Given the very reasonable price being asked for the Anchor Bay UK release, I ordered it and have just checked it out with its German counterpart. That release is a bit of a problem for non German viewers defaulting to the German track and sometimes not locking on the English one when you moved tracks. The master is obviously the same and I did not expect any different but there some surprises, especially the PQ. To my eyes it looks a little sharper but with no added DNR perhaps due to a higher bit rate, cleaner and the reds not so orange looking. Sound is at a much higher level but otherwise much the same. It could be a bit richer. It was difficult to match levels exactly. 24 chapters instead of 16 but the default track is stereo not DTS Master HD. So it is not a silk purse from a sow's ear but I think a good buy for the price. The DVD was unwatchable and made me query why I thought this was one of the best epics that have ben made. The BD gives you many glimpses of what made it remarkable -the pq getting better as the film progresses. Until Du Pont gets over its antagonism to Bronston and puts some money into saving this and his other classics, this BD is by far and away the version to watch.