Thought I'd bump this, as I do see what Sean is talking about regarding the banding in the desert scene, and it really looks terrible. However, this only shows up on a rear-projection TV; when I try it on an LCD, this problem is nowhere to be found. The desert scene looks flawless. Could this be an issue between different monitors (or players)? Also, Sean, I had an opportunity to see a 35mm print of this film recently, and the end credits were over the same light brown/beige background that's been on every video version. It even "faded" to the color at the same point. I don't mean to dispute your memory, but I could tell this wasn't a recently made print; could the white background have been a variation in the 70mm version, perhaps?