I LOVE Michael Mann. He is one of the most consistent filmmakers around. His works are all thoughtful, wonderfully shot, exciting, tense, and filled with impeccable acting. I didn't get a chance to see Collateral in theatres (a move I want to kick myself over) and I have heard nothing but good things from friends and critics alike, so I was definately thinking of blind buying this one. I usually have good luck with blind buys, and the fact that a favorite director of mine is behind this one makes the odds look alot more favorable. Mann has a great visual eye as well, and I hear the way he captures a city's mood (if that makes sense) is particularly profficient here. But I hear he filmed the movie with DV which, in my experience, doesn't lend itself anywhere close to 35mm quality for nighttime shooting. Is this the case here? What are your thoughts on this film?