Watched this one last night. First time seeing the movie, no familiarity with the books and it's been a while since I watched the previous movies in the series so it was a bit of a task playing mental catch-up with everything at first. Definitely like the darker tone of this movie compared to some of the previous ones. My wife fell asleep halfway through, but what are ya gonna do?
Anyway, I thought the transfer was just alright. There's some mild banding on a few of the darker scenes. However, I noticed earlier in this thread some people were concerned about the soundtrack - it *is* DTS-MA on the English audio.