OK, I know this might sound crazy, but I noticed something this weekend. I was watching King Kong (1933) on TCM. Of course, the print looked like it has every time I see it - scratched, damaged, muddy in many places - generally, it shows its age. But I realized that part of me actually liked that. I don't know why...maybe it adds some kind of "character" or mystique to it. I am not really sure what it is - watching Kong like that, it almost felt as if I were watching events unfold that took place years ago in another time and another world. Am I crazy? I just consciously noticed that the age/wear & tear on the print seemed to add something to the suspense and atmosphere. Now please do not get me wrong, I will be first in line to pick up Warner's inevitable DVD release which I am sure will be meticulously restored. But I will be holding onto my old copies as well, if only to occasionally revisit the film in the same presentation in which I have enjoyed it my entire life. Maybe I am not making any sense. Am I totally insane, or does anyone else understand what I am saying?