i pulled out the old dvd (WBs re-issue) and now i can see why some people have characterized it as a 'weak' disc. before, on smaller screens, it seemed to look alright, but now it seems very weak. i think i recall the owner of Lowery commenting that he would like to have a crack at it, but that would imply that they have no present plans to do it, and since its a 4hr film, once they do start its going to take several years anyway. does anyone expect to see a better version of this out before we are all watching HD dvds? i for one would love to see this ultimate popcorn movie get the ultra-resolution treatment that SITR did.