I love this story. Of my several hundred laserdiscs, 1776 is the crown jewel. My favorite, by a lightyear; and, people who didn't discover its hidden gems of snipped material, and fall in love with its dynamic and full sound, just don't understand. Nor should they. By the way, for the myriad posts about the release of the Blu-ray of 1776, I've read very little regarding how people feel with the actual product. Or, am I missing some very full thread, somewhere?