I totally agree with your assessment. On the exterior shots, I thought things looked a bit overexposed, with whites too bright, the sky washed out, and the color of the grass looking a bit off. But the interior and night scenes really shine. Dolly's gold dress and the reds in the Harmonia Gardens look absolutely amazing. And the sound is vastly improved from the DVD. I wish there had been more bonus features, and I dream of the day when they'll release an expanded CD of the soundtrack that includes all of the dance music, overture, exit music, etc.