I am a huge and insatiablefan of excellent foreign language films. I own well over one hundred of them. Unfortunately, two films which I absolutely cherish and would have in my collection with no hesitation had they been released with some care are not among the titles on my shelves. They are: JEAN DE FLORETTE and MANON OF THE SPRING. This is not a new issue, I realize. But, really, MGM, if you have experienced lackluster revenue from the sale of these titles, as I am quite sure you have (due to the uniformly crappy reviews of them), can't you finally admit that you dropped the ball and re-issue these superb films with the transfers they deserve? Your subsequent foreign releases have been quite excellent, leaving these two titles to stand out as serious abberations. Your excuses about having no better source material to use for these DVD's is truly absurd and you know it. PLEASE RE-DO THESE FILMS and you will be rewarded by many new sales!! Thanks in advance for your honest re-appraisal.