I just bought the new R2 DVD of Visconti's L'Innocente', and was really disappointed with the quality of the transfer. First the DVD isn't anamorphically enhanced, and I had to put my TV into 'subtitle' mode to make the subtitles completely visible, which introduces a slight vertical distortion of the image. Also, the quality of the print used is very poor, with constant speckling and frame damage being evident. The colour timing appears to be off by a considerable margin - it certainly doesn't look the way I remember it in the cinema. At least the subtitles are off-image, but the text is distractingly flickery rather than stable and solid. The audio quality is also poor, with some low-level background buzzing in many scenes. This is one of Visconti's greatest films and it's sad to see such a shoddy DVD version. I hope Criterion will eventually do this film justice in a R1 release.