Since the other thread is sorta negative in it's tone, Ron gave me the O.K to start a Praise thread for those of us that are really happy with this DVD presentation of It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. I have never seen the film look or sound better. It's miles ahead of the LD version in terms of sound and video quality, as has already been stated by those that have both versions. The ONLY advantage of the Laser IMO, is that it contains the great Overture and parts of the Roadshow version edited in, not all in the proper editorial order as was reported by Robert Harris. This General Release version is the version I fell in love with growing up and I prefer it to the LD version since I never really liked the additional scenes which were, IMO, not that funny and detracted from the film giving it an unpleasant tone. This version has all that footage I believe and more as part of the supplements along with the great documentary that was also on the LD. Add to that DD 5.1 sound, a new anamorphic transfer, extended scenes, trailers and more all for $14.99 on sale at most outlets. I find it amusing some of the hatred leveled at this DVD version of the film. To me it's a great deal. Just for the record, I too of course would love a complete Roadshow restoration of the film as any fan would, and completely understand Ron's passion for it. Hopefully this DVD wil sell great and infuse MGM with profits and thereby the means to do a future complete Roadshow version. But as for me and others here, this version is the best one available at this time. By all means if you love this version of the film, pick up this DVD. It's well worth it. ------------------ Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus.