Now I'm not talking about abominations like Fox's recent Oklahoma (the Todd AO version) or their previous edge enhanced to death Sound Of Music which are poor transfers and deserve to be nailed. I'm talking about perfectly decent acceptable transfers that are attacked because they have -gasp- a few visible scratches, flecks, reel change marks, "excessive" grain etc. I found the recent King Kong quite nice but was surprised to see some complaints about the transfer and I thought the Matt Helm films looked fine. Just my two cents but I find it unrealistic to expect EVERY classic (newer films rarely have such complaints) DVD to be airbrushed, digitized and generally worked over until they no longer resemble the movie they once were. The Matt Helm films are a case in point. They're pretty cheesy looking on DVD but honestly to those of us old enough to have seen them in theatres originally they looked pretty cheesy then, too! I won't even go to complaints about transfers like McCabe And Mrs. Miller that say it's too grainy and too dark when that's what Altman delivered in the first place! It will be interesting to see the complaints when some of these films hit the HD format. If a film has a dark and grainy look, the HD format isn't going to make it disappear. Just throwing it out for discussion.