I received my copy of Akira Kurosawa's Dreams in the post this morning, thought you might be interested in hearing my initial impressions of the disc. Firstly, although I haven't yet fully watched the movie, from what I could see the quality of the picture is superb. It's anamorphic 1:85:1, perfect for the wealth of colour on display. ( Kurosawa had a great eye for colour - pity the best of his movies were made in b/w ) It's a world away from my old 4:3 VCD version. Sound isn't 5.1, just Dolby Surround I think. I can't read the Japanese text on the box so I'm not 100% positive on that. Sadly, there's no special features other than a few cast notes and a list of awards The box mentions a 1990 copyright date for a 'Making of Akira Kurosawa's Dreams' but no such documentary is featured. In addition to English, there's also subtitles in Chinese, Korean, Thai, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Japanese. Despite what it says on the box, the disc doesn't seem to be region coded. I switched my player to region 1 and it still played perfectly. The major tip off that it's not coded is the fact that it contains multiple copyright warning screens, including the American FBI one and another relating to region 4 territories. The menu screen is also multi language, appearing in English on my player. Lastly, I have to mention the box - nice design, but nothing more than a standard keep case in a cardboard sleeve. That said, when 'Dreams' gets a US and European release it'll probably come packaged in a horrible snapper case so as regards boxes, this is the best you'll get.