After watching a few Artisan releases like the horrendous looking The Quiet Man and High Noon, I bought It's a Wonderful Life, and to my surprise I found it to be rather good. Quite frankly it seemed to me that it looks much better than a lot of major studio B/W releases out there (there are still many terrible looking transfers). Could it be that it was helped the fact that it was (supposedly) mastered from the original negative and THX certified? It would frankly be the first time that I think THX being of some use. What do you think?