Now that the Chuck Heston logjam is starting to break up - Omega Man, Solyent Green, et at. - is it time to pester Fox for The Agony and the Ecstasy? This is a personal favourite of mine, in the genre I enjoy most: historical drama with a tongue-in-cheek bite. Heston plays the part of a very conflicted Michalangelo and Rex Harrison plays a deliciously worldly Pope Julius II. Being from the early 1960's, the topic of Michaelangelo's reputedly gay nature is treated in subtext only. A noblewoman keeps trying to put the make on old Michaelangelo, but to no avail. When the Pope's troops are searching the countryside for a very naughty Michelangelo, the soldiers enter a bordello and interrogate the madame. She says "you are a fool, soldier, to look for Michaelangelo in a place like this." And then there's the scene where the Pope comes riding up on horseback with his girlfriend. Sadly I've only seen this on a panandscan VHS copy. Have any new rumors about a DVD of this disk been circulated recently?