I know someone posted about this a while back, but I can't find the thread or the post. I picked this up on the basis that the post said it was from Paramount France and that it sounded legit. I also bought Hot Spot (I Wake Up Screaming) from the same company, both through amazon France. I should have known better. They are both public domain atrocities. Why there is a Paramount logo on the back of these DVDs is anyone's guess. When you open the case you see an ad for their other DVDs - all PD titles. Scarlet Street looks horrid, maybe the worst of all the PD transfers I've seen, with sound so muddy you can barely understand one word. Add to that non-removable (and HUGE) English subs and what do you get? A certifiable disaster. Hot Spot is more interesting. That film under its real title of I Wake Up Screaming is hardly in the public domain. It's a Fox film. Maybe these cretins think they can get away with it by using the Hot Spot (an earlier title) artwork? The disc itself says I Wake Up Screaming, which is interesting. The film itself also carries the IWUS title. What the film does not carry is the Fox logo, which has been removed as if by hatchet. What this label cleverly does is freeze frame all the title cards (there are the usual dissolves in the real film). When they get to the title card which carries the copyright information at the bottom of the screen, they simply blow up that frame and omit it. Shameless. I have a VHS of the film and the copyright info is there, plain as day. The quality of IWUS is a bit better - with sound quite harsh, but at least not muddy. The image looks like a fourth generation dupe off a VHS. Avoid these like the plague. I also picked up Berlin Express from Editions Montparnasse - it's quite nice. I also picked up a UK import of The Killing of Sister George because the packaging clearly says 16.9 widescreen, which the US version is not. Oops. It's not enhanced for widescreen - just the same 1:66 letterboxed 4.3 images as on the US, albeit sharper and a bit more colorful.