A Special Edition is defintely coming in 2002. Definitely. It was stated at studio that there would be an SE DVD coming this year.
However, we have announcements now through nearly the end of summer, and still no word. Hopefully, a 4th quarter release.
The current disc is 1.85:1 16:9 and 5.1, but the only extra is a trailer, and the Levinson commentary from the LD is MIA. The video quality isn't too great, but with a $19.99 SRP, the disc is still worth picking up if you can't wait, I feel.
I'm definitely anticipating the Special Edition, but I haven't heard anything new on it.
Actually, the DVD is a very cramped 1.78:1. I would assume this is either due to bad framing or the film was hard matted to 1.85:1 originally and the sides have been slightly cropped. There is a bit of pixelization and some print damage (dust, scratches, dirt, etc.) too.
A new 1080p HD transfer supervised by Barry Levinson would be a plus.