I've just read Peter Bracke's review of the Beaches DVD over at DVDFile and I must say, aside from MAR releases, a very disturbing trend is afoot at Buena Vista. I still contend that Ruthless People is a crummy-looking DVD, but based on what I've just read, Beaches could be much worse. I'm not a huge fan of this particular movie, but I'm greatly alarmed by how Down and Out in Beverly Hills and Big Business might end up looking as well. Especially coming from a major studio, I think it's pretty sorry to use a beat-up print and litter it edge enhancement. I don't care if the MSRP is $19, $14, or $9, a bargain price point is no excuse for terrible quality.