Overall, I think the transfer looks very good for a film of its age. However, was there a true restoration? I mean a restoration was done to Superman, Jaws, Special Edition Star Wars, etc., yet Close Encounters seemed to be a step below these films in its appearance. I'm asking because in a Columbia House DVD advertisement it states "Beautifully restored..." It comes down to how one defines "restored" I suppose. I didn't think this film was actually restored. Maybe I'm wrong.