after living with the old NTSC LD for years i got a lend today of a friends SpEd R1 copy (which was a transfer of the old SpEd LD anyway, except that the movie itself was anamorphic and is in DD5.1) What a friggin good disc it is. With most of the extras culled from the old LD (where if you got any extras they were usually very well thought out and produced). This one even has a making of the trailer (Cliffhanger still has one of the all-time greatest trailers). Yeah some of you may not like the film.......most of you probably hate it with a passion. Me I love it. But after years of looking at the rather ropey looking but great sounding LD I was blown away by the a/v quality of this disc. The 5.1 is masterfull.....and extrodinarily powerfull. Check the bass out when the pilot gets killed and falls out the back of the plane during the robbery. Instense is'nt the word. Picture quality is great although colours seem a little faded compared to the LD, but detail is fantastic. Plus the movie is uncut (like the LD), so this version will never (probably) see the light of day over here in the UK. Have to get one for myself now. Jesus that 5.1 track..... another demo disc to show off.