Watched this DVD the other day. I never had the chance to see the LD version. RUSICO has done a great job on this DVD. The picture is very clean and anamorphic. I only noticed one or two frame 'judders' during the almost 3 hour movie. It is spread across two DVDs. Probably a good idea because of the three 5.1 tracks (english, russina, french) and 14, 14!, subtitle tracks. There are a few extras, production photos and something that looks like a documentary, couldn't tell. I didn't watch too much of it. The only noticed one problem. I watch the English dub with English subtitles. Good thing as titles aren't subtitled with the English sub track on and during about 6 scenes in the movie the English track falls back to Russian. I don't know if the English dub was damaged or if they added scenes back into the movie that never had an English dub. The dub doesn't sound new and I thought it very good, for a dub. This disc was a bear to find! http://www.st-p.com was the only place that had it. There web ordering thing looked like it took my order but didn't. After a week I phoned in an order. You'll need to ask for an english sales person, but after that they were very helpful. I'd love to see a Criterion version of this fine movie.