Well, I couldn't wait, really I couldn't. It's not coming out here in the States until mid-November, it's not coming out in the UK until mid-October, but it just came out in France and I just got it in the mail today. O joy, O rapture - I'm about a half-hour in and have scanned through the rest of the film and the transfer is, I'm happy to say, breathtakingly beautiful - sharp, perfect color, enhanced for widescreen TVs and, in a word, a stunner. The 5.1 sound is superb (the score sounds incredible - best it's ever sounded anywhere). There doesn't seem to be a mono track or at least I haven't found it yet. I watched the three documentaries and they're wonderful - they're just over an hour in total and feature John Carpenter, Bernardo Bertolucci, Claudia Cardinale (wonderful!), Tonino Delli Colli, Gabriele Ferzetti, Christopher Frayling and others. Some fun archival stuff with Sergio and Henry Fonda, too. But the movie is what it's about and this transfer couldn't have pleased me more. Bravo!