Why are these discs so overpriced? With the exception of Criterion's library, these are the only studio releases I can think of that have never received a price reduction in the half-decade plus that they've been around. Even online at the most inviting discount/promotional offers, they sell for way more than any singular catalog title ever should, and they are dated as far as transfer quality, awful packaging and so on... I've held off purchasing some of my favorite films of all-time (His Girl Friday, It Happened One Night, etc.) for this very reason, hoping that eventually Sony would come to their senses and revisit these films, affording them the care and resources so deserving, with brand new transfers and the full treatment... but I can see now that is unlikely to happen. I plan on finally picking up the separate Cary Grant and Frank Capra Collections this week -- I understand these are essentially the same discs to marginally variable degree. But what about other entries in this antiquated series; films like Anatomy Of A Murder, Born Yesterday, The Lady From Shanghai, etc. Will we ever see these titles revisited in some more adequate fashion in future or are the Criterion-priced, eight-year old discs going to serve as the final representation of these films in this current medium? Is it time to concede and give in to the mediocrity of these overpriced titles, taking what I can get? At the very least, does anyone predict to see similar and more affordable/economicaly priced collections similar to Monsieurs Grant and Capra of somewhat recent? Why not simply turn out a "Columbia Classics Collection" with remaining films like The Last Hurrah, Queen Bee, A Raisin In The Sun, Sahara, etc. sourcing existing discs from leftover stock? What's the forum consensus with this line?