The moment I found out this was available in something a bit closer to the intended AR than the full-screen version we've been used to, I sent for it (very cheap, too!).
THIS ISLAND EARTH was apparently meant to be seen with an aspect ratio of 2.00:1, and this disc is framed at 1.85:1. All that wasted space over everyone's heads is reduced to much more pleasing levels. The color saturation is roughly what it was on the U.S. release (okay, but not resembling Technicolor), and this may have been derived from the same source. The image is sharp as a tack -- the grain structure and details are just right to my eye. Nice to see it in this format. Sound is what you'd expect. Running time with PAL is about 82 minutes. There are no bonus features.
Edited by Dick, March 28 2013 - 07:18 PM.