Well, I suppose it's a good sign that the folks at MGM are still talking about a restoration of this film. I saw this little tidbit on the In70mm web site: "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" Cinerama Dome, Los Angeles, USA October 16 - 19, 2003 New 70MM print 40th anniversaries of the film's release and the opening of the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood. This 70MM print is not restored with footage that was excised after the initial 70MM release, because the restoration is a long way from being completed, but there is a possibility that some restored 70MM footage may be shown at the opening night screening. Best regards, John Kirk MGM Studios Director, Technical Operations Of course, any time a suit at a studio starts tossing around the word "restoration", I tend to get a little suspicious. Perhaps Robert Harris could weight in with something a little more specific.