Talk about being late for the party, but I screened Moulin Rouge for the first time this Saturday. It took me an hour to find my jaw after it dropped. This disc rocks. I went into it with an open mind but not expecting all that much. Well, I got "that much" and then some. This DVD set is what it's all about, an all-too-rare phenomenon where everything comes together perfectly: excellent film, stunning, reference-quality transfer, and an awesome surround-sound experience. What a dazzling experience. Is there a better transfer around? There must be, for Widescreen Review gives this disc a 4.5 rating for video quality. On my WEGA, however, the image just pops off the screen with vivid, well-saturated colors minus any noticeable shimmering. If edge enhancement is an issue, my WEGA cannot resolve it. This was truly like watching film. It just doesn't get any better than this, in my experience. And, oh yeah: The film was magnificent. Nice to have a reference disc with a reference-level film that is not only eye candy but has some substance underlying the phantasmagoric froth. It's a DVD like this that serves to remind me why I got into the home-theater thing to begin with. And I haven't even begun to look at the extras on the second disc yet! Now I see why this thing got voted "DVD of the Year" here at HTF. I'm a believer, baby.