This has been discussed (but to no conclusion) in Ron's Beauty and the Beast Review which seems to be dominated by the quality issue. If an administrator decides to close this new thread for duplication I will understand; but be disappointed as the review thread has become a bit of a monster and carries multiple threads in itself. Now that that introduction is out of the way I want to address the subject of the title. Are all three of the versions on B&TB DVD authentic? Is even one version authentic? While it is well known that the IMAX 'Special Edition' release contains the new musical number 'Human Again' and a number of scenes immediately after the new sequence featuring new backgrounds, many other smaller animation and detailing tweaks were done throughout the feature. These were done to make the background detail for presentable on the huge IMAX screen. However, from what I can tell all of these changes seem to be on the 'Original' and 'Work In Progress' presentations as well as the 'Special Edition'. Also the soundtrack on all three seems to be from the 'Special Edition' - the Beast no longer stammers when talking to Belle in the tower and can be heard smashing objects when Belle lease to search for her father after she is released from her promise. The latter was added to the 'Special Edition' cut to explain why the castle was once again trashed after the newly inserted/modified scenes. I also seem to remember that the 'Work In Progress' version had a slightly different musical score, which again does not appear to be on the DVD. However, I could be wrong about this. I think that perhaps the 'Special Edition' is presented correctly, but would love to have that fact verified by anyone who knows. I would also like pointing to a definitive list of changes if anyone knows of one. It annoys me because, although the case is labeled 'Special Edition' it also claims to have the other versions intact. Something it apparently does not. I'm one of those people who despises retroactive film changes and as such consider the 'Special Edition' to be a curiosity and nothing more. I would prefer the Theatrical version to be the one intact.