I notice that a new special edition of On Golden Pond is coming to region 1 on the 16th December 2003 from (grrrr) Artisan. From dvdfile: http://www.dvdfile.com/software/dvd-...003/10_09.html Hot on the heels of the Dirty Dancing: Ultimate Edition, Artisan Entertainment will release a newly remastered special edition of the Oscar-winning classic On Golden Pond. Due December 16th, goodies include a new anamorphic widescreen transfer, Dolby Digital Surround EX mix (no joke), an audio commentary with writer Ernest Thompson, the documentary "Loving Against Time," a new Katharine Hepburn tribute, and a look at the film's cinematography "Reflections on Golden Pond," a still gallery and trailers. Retail will be $19.95 These extras seem to be different from the current release: http://www.dvdmoviecentral.com/Revie...olden_pond.htm The disc includes an extraordinary recently made documentary on the making of the film, which features Jane Fonda, Coleman, McKeon, writer Thompson and director Rydell. The documentary is as moving as the picture, as the principals recall working with Henry Fonda and Kathryn Hepburn, and knowing it would probably be Henry's last film. The stories are amazing, warm, and told with much love. There's also a trailer, and a wonderful commentary by Rydell, who's a soft spoken, unassuming man who really relishes his memories of a magical moviemaking experience.. ------ I recently saw On Golden pond for the first time - a simply superb and moving film. The transfer (region 2) was terrible and non-anamorphic and it didn't contain any extras. I remember watching a scene where Norman looks for a telephone and answers it - there was so little detail in the picture that you never saw the telephone. So a new transfer is very welcome. I guess if you want the full experience you'll have to get the new release for the remastered anamorphic picture and the old release for the hour long doc on the film and the directors commentary. Shame they couldn't all of the extras onto the new release.