I was,at first, forced to watch another film to appease my better half's taste in movies, so that I may continue to pursue my love for all things Home Theater, but found myself enthralled with this movie. I know its not new, but it is new to me. I found Gary Oldman's acting to be superb, not unlike anything he has ever made. Dolby Digital soundtrack, for lack of a better expression " Kicked A##" I lost myself in the Ode to Joy scene and felt I too was amongst the stars. Anyway.. Great movie, if you haven't already, check it out. I don't think you will be disappointed.. For those who do not know, this movie is based on the life and loves of Ludwig Van Beethoven.