This film was not at the top of my list for releases during March but after watching part of it last night I found it to be very well paced with tight direction and great performances by the actors involved. Richard Widmark is commanding in his earnst efforts to find the infected individuals - and Jack Palance was terrific as well with the supporting actors giving much added substance. I thoroughly enjoyed the film and if it had not been so late would have finished it! I look at films from this era and compared to today - well let's just say it is like night and day. I particularly liked the cover art and the included insert was a folded 4 page addition that was very thoughtful of Fox. It is one of the better ones I have seen and helps to give this dvd high marks. As for the image itself - I would give it at least an 8 out of 10 and if I compared it to say Warner's White Heat it would be around 75 to 80% in terms of overall qaulity between the two. There were speckles apparent in some night scenes but overall it looked sharp. Daylight shots had the appearance of being from a recent film. Given the lower prices we are seeing this is a bargain for what you are getting. The soundtrack is available in either Mono or Stereo - dialog and the music score sounded quite good. And as far as Special Features go there is a commentary by Authors and Historians James Ursini & Alain Silver. A Trailer is also included. This film is a definite addition for anyone who appreciates filmaking.