O-kay, except in your second sentence you've set a standard that nearly all mod (and many real dvd releases, sadly said) don't respect. Uncut and untampered with is now considered 'a condiment' by the companies - and why not, when the customers have already sacrificed so many other pieces of the prize, from quality to pricing? It comes down to the merchant with an exclusive property and dictating to the client how and when it will be released. If MOD was all about getting more choice/more product to the marketplace, i doubt us grumblers would be so vocal. But it's the continuing lowering of standards that irks me most - and while being on the losing side of the argument (altho the right side, still;^)) isn't any fine shakes, I think everyone would be better served to demand better quality OR at least a lower price. All that 'silly nonsense' you quickly discount includes any semblance of quality because a lot of old series/shows are in touchy condition, if not worse.