Got my hands on the foreign disc and I can confirm that as with most Sony transfers, TWWW is beautiful. This film looks brand new.
Assuming TT uses the same master, fans will be very, very happy. It's obviously gone through some kind of dirt removal, since I don't remember the DVD looking this fantastic. It's actually jarring going from stock footage to live, given how sharp everything looks. Color and detail just pop off the screen.
I hope the Pollack commentary carries over in TT's release. It's not on my disc, although I still have the DVD for that.
Still hard to believe the theoretical lack of interest in this title via Sony US. Redford/Streisand, Marvin Hamlisch score, big hit in its day, etc. The scene at the end in front of the Plaza in NYC still ranks as among the most iconic in cinematic history.
Regarding Redford's lack of participation in the doc, I recall reading that Pollack had to practically beg RR to do the part, since he saw the character as "weak." To this day it's not a pleasant memory for him, which is probably why any sequels never really got off the ground. Too bad.