This is a plea to New Line (and thus Warner Brothers) to release Ebert's top film of 1998, DARK CITY, as a new Special Edition DVD. [ala WB's recent and great 2-disc treatments] Also, please include a "pseudo director's cut" version, via seamless branching. By this, I mean the original film minus the intro dialogue voiceover by Kiefer Sutherland. If you listen to the commentary, this voiceover was put in place at the demand of the studio so as to "clue in" the audience. However, if you watch the film and keep the soundtrack off until the point where Sutherland's character pops open his pocketwatch, you'll see that the film plays as a much better film noir "whodunit" kind of film. Proyas himself seems to also like the film better without the VO. To please the purists as well, it would be real easy to include this pseudo director's cut as a seamless branch for audio only. The film itself doesn't need to be changes, just that one version has the VO, and the other doesn't. In addition to this pseudo DC addition, please also: 1. Use modern encoding techniques and create a new anamorphically enhanced DVD transfer off of the best available elements (preferably a nice HD master taken from a pristine print). Use a high bit rate to compensate for the dark nature of the film. 2. Use a 448kbps DD track (doesn't have to be EX encoded). 3. Potentially include a DTS track (I'm willing to bend on this since it's a dark film and a lot of bits need to be allocated to the picture). 4. Retain the commentary tracks, especially Ebert's wonderful track. It would be nice to hear if he has any new thoughts on the version of the film without the opening voiceover. 5. Use any and all available supplements that Proyas and Co. are willing to put out for public consumption, and include them on the second disc. Any involvement by the principles (Rufus Sewell, Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly and William Hurt) would be greatly appreciated as well. Please, New Line and Warner, consider this wonderful film for an SE treatment! Many thanks!