I'm sure I'm not alone in saying The Great Escape is one of my favorite films of all time. Ditto my excitement about the Blu-ray coming next year for it's 50th anniversary. I re-watched the film last night on DVD and it's still a wonderful experience. The image quality is quite good for it's time but I noticed several problem areas - several scenes are noticeably lesser quality than the rest of the film. I'm hoping they are fixed for the Blu-ray release and I thought I'd post them here: 1:04:10 to 1:04:20 This occurs towards the end of Blythe's bird lesson in which Garner gives him and Attenborough the wallet he pick-pocketed from the German soldier. The entire scene looks fine and then suddenly there's a cut to a different angle in the exact same room and it looks like VHS quality: 1:21:44 to 1:31:02 This is during the 4th of July Moonshine celebration sequence. For some reason all of the exterior shots during this 10 minute period look washed out with almost no contrast. None of the other exterior shots in the film look like this. The interior shots that the film cuts to during this sequence of the German soldiers discovering the tunnel inside one of the cabins look perfectly fine - so it's pretty odd when it cuts back to an exterior shot and it looks like a different print. 2:40:15 to 2:42:40 This is after Bartlett and MacDonald have been captured and are being transported by truck with the other 48 men back to what they think is the POW camp. There's a weird hazy effect during the exterior shots in the sequence and an excessive amount of digital noise. Does anyone else have any areas they'd like to point out? Or a wishlist of things they want to see on the Blu-ray?