That's what makes their permanently cancelled Blu-ray release all the more frustrating, considering that by your most valued accounting, Renown got EVERYTHING right with their new transfer, including the four missing "for reaching it out!" words, only to drop the ball on an actual HD release!VCI wasn't part of the 2015 restoration. It was undertaken by Renown/the BFI and funded by Unlocking Film Heritage and the National Lottery in the UK. It's a shame that Renown's 2015 Blu-ray was cancelled and they apparently have no intention of ever releasing it in high def. I bought the DVD out of curiosity, and it looks beautiful.
Not that I'm much in the market for new video purchases these days, but there's no way I'm making an exception for a sped up PAL encoded DVD edition. For me, it's a pristine region free Blu-ray of A CHRISTMAS CAROL (1951) or nothing. I've got the 2012 Blu-ray for the best current HD transfer, and the somewhat lousy 2005 Emerald DVD, but with complete, unaltered dialogue to tide me over.