I don't have the technical knowledge of the guys who review DVD's here and on other sites, but I know a good DVD transfer when I see one, and I know when my heart is broken by a bad one. Maybe because I love Doris-and-Rock-type comedies, I found DOWN WITH LOVE an absolutely enchanting reworking of the formula, sparkling with brilliant Technicolor-like images, gorgeous sets and costumes, and spectacular CinemaScope (actually, Panavision) photography. I couldn't wait to own the DVD and watch it on my 65" TV. Given that audiences in general didn't much care for the story or the genre to make it a hit in theaters, I was seriously hoping Fox would take advantage of the DVD medium to showcase the visual side of this movie. I thought they would perhaps work the picture angle and market the DVD for the film's many aesthetic merits. Imagine my disappointment when I came home with the DVD today to find the image transfer to be the weakest since, well, the first LAWRENCE OF ARABIA comes to mind: dull, way too dark, extremely soft, weak overall, looking more like a tired VHS tape than a modern DVD. I was heartbroken. I just don't understand how these things can happen. I mean, this version of DWL has decent extras, including a director's track. You would think with the amount of work that went into it, someone might have raised a flag, especially since this title is not likely to be reissued anytime soon. My humble word of advice to anyone with high hopes for this title: beware, the picture quality is so bad it's distracting. If you enjoyed the movie as much as I did, you will find yourself wishing for what could have been and hardly able to enjoy what you've got.