After reading some of the complaints about MFL, I decided to rent before buying. I figured since I'm not as critical as some, it would probably be fine.
I was wrong.
The fading on the sides, especially in darker scenes is so bad I thought it was defective. Between that and noticable color fluctuations, and Robert Harris' report that we are only seeing about 30%-50% of the resolution, this release is bad and an insult to those who work hard to restore this film.
CBS should be ashamed of the lack of respect and poor treatment of this release. Needless to say, they are not getting my money unless they release a proper transfer.
Frankly, I'm surprised there hasn't been more discussion about this here.
There certainly has been alot of discussion about this in Robert Harris' thread over on HTF.