There has been a lot of criticism directed towards Paramount and Universal over the past few years for their DVD release methods. Universal was criticized over their ET and Back to the Future releases and for being stingy with their back catalogs, among other things. Paramount was put down for their stingy bare-bones releases of beloved titles and for over-pricing. In the past year, though, both studios has made big leaps forwards. Paramount is finally releasing some decent special editions (I'm especially excited about The Untouchables upcoming SE) and their pricing for bare bones titles have been excellent. A lot even end up in the Walmart $5.88 bin. And Universal is opening the vaults like crazy- just notice their latest release of classics coming up. They even corrected some of the problems with Bride of Frankenstein. Universal doesn't have the style and friendliness of WB for classics, but for pricing and value, they can't be beat. Were the changes caused by a change of management? Consumer demand? Reading HTF posts? So, let's give some credit where it's due. Hopefully Columbia will be the next to improve.