Well, one night I watched two old Hayley Mills movies: In Search of the Castaways and The Moon-Spinners. The former was on laserdisc, and the latter was a DVD whose transfer was obviously a laserdisc port. The laserdisc looked better and offered lossless sound, something the DVD could have theoretically offered but did not. And for the original Lion King, the picture improvements do not negate the alterations made to the film since then, especially the inferior replaced animation of one shot of "I Just Can't Wait to Be King." For that reason, I kept the CAV Laserdisc box set. Outside of Disney, who has always been inconsistent despite proving time and time again that they're capable of doing more, there were plenty of public domain labels just grinding out discs of public domain movies from age-old analog tape transfers. Some of them extrapolated their bad habits onto Blu-ray, trying to pass off ugly examples of overdone digital noise reductions as "restorations." Some of the early Fox DVDs were also not even 16x9 enhanced, just ports of the old laserdisc transfers. MGM cranked out a bunch of titles without remastering them, and some of them still have yet to be remastered; 1975's Smile is one such example.