Sometimes when a film gets rave reviews it can be a little disappointing, and sometimes when it gets slated, and your expectations are a little less... you find a gem. Although a big fan of the series all those years ago, I didn't order Alf when it was released - entirely due to all the comments on here. There was such uproar that it put me right off buying it. On more important releases, like Quantum Leap, I just jumped in regardless. For me it was such an important must have release, I couldn't not buy it! Anyway, while browsing at Lasersedge (support our sponsors!) I spotted Alf, and my resolve weakened. I ordered it along with Frasier Season 7. At the risk of a severe flaming - I'm sorry I waited! I think it's really good. The new clips on the menu system are great - a nice touch! For me, and I stress this is just my opinion, I can't remember every episode from around 15 - 20 years ago so I can't spot any missing bits, I just enjoy what's there. I know this isn't the answer for everyone, and the purists who know what's missing are equally entitled not to buy it, but if you're still wondering.... I'd say buy it if you want to see Alf again and have him in your collection.