I didn't notice any ghosting, but I haven't had time to watch the films all the way through yet. The subtitles aren't overly large. Going by the screen caps, the colors definitely are a lot more saturated on this version. I think I'd still prefer this version because I can watch it on my widescreen display without losing part of the subtitles. I agree that it would be nice if Criterion could pick up some of these classic foreign films. I think Raise the Red Lantern deserves a much better release, too. Of course, the Criterion version would likely be twice the price.