Watching the Snow White DVD last night, I was, like so many others here, dazzled by the image quality (not to mention the exceptional supplementary materials and their presentation, on which Disney should be commended!) However, the process by which the grain was removed from the feature, along with virtually all evidence that this it was shot on film, was disturbing to me. Watching the "film" in this form, Snow White may as well have been shot on digital video. The randomness of the film grain, and the "life" this imparts to the image, had vanished, leaving a very impressive but strangely cold result. If film emulsion is the "canvas" on which filmmakers "paint", removing the inherent texture of that canvas, whether it be course or fine, profoundly alters the "painting". I don't feel this is a minor quibble, but rather a very serious issue which needs to be considered by DVD collectors and producers alike. This practice could conceivably be extended to live action films also. If so, the films we know and love could all be rendered in a fashion resembling the digitally captured images of Star Wars Episode II. This, I firmly believe, gives all film lovers cause for concern.