I'm sorry to go against the grain here. I don't consider myself a brute or anything, and I certainly wish movies were preserved as they should be, and not with subpar sound mixes, uncorrected opticals and invented fade-to-blacks. I just think a re-call from MGM is highly unlikely. I'm worried about how much the opticals will bother me when watching the movie, but otherwise I think the good outweighs the bad. If you just want to own the movie in high-def with excellent compression and high bitrate (not from some hd tv-channel)... I think not buying this is nuts (especially at a good price). People here seem to be cancelling pre-orders en masse, but most consumers out there will never even hear about these issues, only people who read boards like this one. They will buy this and probably be very happy with it. I just don't see the point of not buying this unless a re-call was certain. Do you want to continue "enjoying" the dvd forever? I don't get it. Just my two cents.