To all fans and prospective buyers of Hello Dolly, a word of warning and discouragement. I have just today purchased the brand new region 4 release of the movie and I'm very sad to say that the disc is a major dissapointment. The picture looks like it has come from a very tired looking 35mm print. It is very soft, has faded and bland colors in most scenes, the blacks are slightly crushed and if that is not enough, just to add insult to injury, it suffers badly from ugly and excessive edge enhancement. The only good things about the disc is that at least it is Anamorphic, the 4.0 Dolby Digital sound, which is quite ok, but strangely the only choice available and it's good news to find the Intermission and Exit Music intact. The only extra is a poor quality Trailer. Visually it is not a patch on the last Laserdisc. I suggest all Dolly fans pray that when the region 1 version is announced (which should be soon) that it originates from a different source than the region 4 version. I would think that might be unlikely though, as on most occassions region 4 discs are the same as region1. Before you sell your Laserdiscs, you better wait and see what Fox dishes up.