I can't recall the last time I was so overwhelmed by a film as I was with Marcel Carné 's Children of Paradise. The Criterion DVD is amazing and the transfer unbelievably better than the Laser Disc I saw of it years ago... ( please remember it is still from 1945 ! ) I was absolutely blown away by this film on DVD... it comes out Tuesday, and I strongly suggest a purchase... I'm not that big on picture quality ( over film ), but it definitely helped this particular presentation... I hurriedly wrote my graphic review ( good captures ) here: CLICK HERE I have cross-posted this to Movies as my review covers the film itself. If Criterion had released this prior to Jan 1 then I would say an easy winner for DVD of the Year in my books... Hve any of you seen this DVD yet ? and opinions ?