I'll start off by saying that ever since I got my Sony VVEGA, non-anamorphic titles have been sort of a turn off for me (except for a couple here and there), and i've always thought that the current 'Titanic' dvd could look A LOT better. Little did I know just how bad this disc was until I saw the film again on the big screen this past Saturday at a special TITANIC tribute in Jersey City, and now had a fresh view of this film on actual film. Now, when this disc came out, I read here, and on various other sites about how it was one of the best non anamorphic discs people had seen, and this makes NO sense. Pure and simple, this disc is just bad. The current dvd is an extremly poor representation of the true look of this film, it's jaggy, shimmery, and in general just looks very 'digital'. Watching it in Jersey the other night, I was floored by the sheer cleanliness of the print we saw, it was smooth, clean, and virtually free of excessive grain, it was marvelous. How i'd forgotten. This was the first time i've been in a position to see a film in a theater, and then have the ability to go home and make an immediate comparison to the dvd while the theatrical image was still very fresh in my mind, and it was a stark difference from how this dvd looks to say the least. So how did this dvd get such good reviews upon it's release? Now, before you comment on how you think this dvd looks "good", you must try to consider how this film looked on film on a large screen. If you can't really recall enough detail between the two to make a comparison, you won't understand exactly where i'm coming from. Bottom line, THIS FILM NEEDS A NEW ANAMORPHIC TRANSFER A.S.A.P!