Hi there, I'm addressing all Canadians on this forum. Unfortunately, there's no "national" forum for HTF enthusiasts, so I'm trying to find as many of you as possible, right here. I am trying to find out if I'm the only person teribly upset about the quality of DVD releases coming from Canadian (mostly Quebec) companies. I've just finished watching "Le diner des cons". The DVD is a disaster. It's Pan & Scan, full of encoding artifacts and shimmering, and there are no subtitles available. Meanwhile, the U.S. version is 2.35:1, and I bet it's well-encoded and anamorphic. Then I remember how studios like Seville, Lion's Gate and TVA Films put out films like "Jesus de Montreal" (Pan & Scan and terrible quality), "Run, Lola, Run" (P&S only) "Le Violon Rouge" (English edition: P&S ; French edition: WS, but no extras)... Then how "Le Pacte Des Loups" had terrible picture quality... And Alliance Atlantis is dropping features to accomodate French language tracks... and it's making bilingual jackets instead of reverse-printing covers... "Johnny Mnemonic" and "Heavenly Creatures" are P&S only... and so on... Masterpieces of French comedy, like the films of Louis de Funés are butchered on mediocre, VHS-like discs that would make Madacy ashamed. All day long, I hear the whining French-Ontarians, complaining about cultural legacies, the importance of bilingualism, and preserving French culture and heritage. Is this how the French-speaking Canadians understand to promote "la francophonie"? Most of these butchered movies are French or Canadian. Hell, Denys Arcand is probably the most famous Canadian director at the moment (no offense, Egoyan and Cronenberg!) - and his masterpiece "Jésus de Montreal" as well as the *first* edition of "Le déclin de l'empire américain" were among the worst DVDs I've seen (from non-"budget" companies, I mean)... Is there any place where we can complain? Is there a publication, forum, or organisation that could influence the studios? Are there any Canadians here who actually work in those studios? How can you people stand looking at yourselves in the mirror?