I just got this a few days ago and watched it the other night. I am hoping someone can pipe in about whether they feel the transfer is improved over the previous SE, which I also own. In fact, even though I am immune to all the pointless re-releases on DVD, Fiddler is one I have bought at least 4 times, dating back to LD, because it is a fave and until now it had never been done right. I will possibly grab comparison shots between this and the last versions, if there is interest, and post them here. My impression was that the transfer looks outstanding, and I recall being less happy with the previous SE. What is worth the price of admission for me is the fact the 35th Anniversary edition has the original mono soundtrack. The 5.1 surround soundtrack is nothing short of a disgrace, with phased, muddled, overbearing, constant surround, and ping-ponging dialog. The one time I watched the previous SE, the audio was a constant distraction, but the mono soundtrack was not included on that edition. I am particularly hopeful Robert Harris has some input and/or feedback about the 35th Anniversary edition.