After watching this great racing film - excepting some of the melodrama between races - I came away throughly impressed with the look of this long awaited Frankenheimer directed production on dvd. In a word it is very nicely rendered and is a real treat on a large screen. Those of you who have a front projector in your home theater will not be dissappointed as Warners have given us one nice transfer that looks as good as any film of its age can. Colors, black level, detail and lack of dirt, scratches etc. - they did a wonderful job. The 5.1 audio mix pretty well anchors speech in the center channel and the rest of the audio - music etc. is spread evenly across the L & R fronts. The rears manage to add some ambience but nothing aggresive. All in all quite good although there were times when the dialogue was lower than the racing sequences which had me raising and lowering the volume to some degree. I have not looked at the special features yet but they look very interesting. The film is split over the two discs and has the intro, intermission and enter acte included - the Cinerama process is mentioned in the opening credits. Just glad to see it in the OAR of 2:35!