For the first time ever I bought a National Geographic DVD, a two pack featuring a recent special on the Great Pyramids but of more interest to me was a vintage 1982 documentary on Egypt narrated by Richard Basehart, that I had frequently rented the VHS release of for use in a class I teach. I thought it was nice that something this far back in National Geographic history was getting a DVD release since the trend is usually to see only recent specials and documentaries come out. Imagine my displeasure and disgust upon popping this in to see that the entire prologue sequence of the documentary, along with the original opening credits featuring the best orchestral arrangment of the Elmer Bernstein composed National Geographic theme, had been snipped completely from this presentation, instead opening only with the main portion following the prologue and credits, and with some out of place modern graphics with the title and narrator name superimposed. To me, this is a disgrace that the original presentation has been tampered with this way and made the documentary far less enjoyable for me to watch. I wish I'd saved the receipt because to me there is no reason to stop using the VHS version if this is how they're going to treat their classic documentaries.