I was able to purchase an early copy of this (I believe the street date is actually Aug.19th) and watched the movie last night. As one might expect, the new anamorphic widescreen transfer is wonderful to behold. It is much sharper, cleaner and has brighter colors and better contrast than the previous open matte full screen transfer as I remember it (I sold the previous version when this one was announced). The DD Mono soundtrack is more than servicable. The disc has some nice motion menus and a silly little introduction with Chevy Chase, Randy Quaid and producer Matty Stevens. It also has a audio commentary with most of the cast which I have not listened to yet and one other feature. IMHO, if your a fan of the film, this is worth an upgrade(especially at this price point). If you've been holding out for an OAR version, your wait is nearly over. It's nice to see that Warner Bros. is listening to its customers. P.S. - Can't wait for my other favorite from the series, Christmas Vacation, in early October. Hopefully, it will be as good as this one.