The Blu-ray disc arrived today (July 7, three days early-thank you, Screen Archives!). It is in a full (not "eco") disc case and includes an eight-page booklet with an essay by Julie Kirgo and credits for the movie's Blu-ray mastering, production, and manufacturing. The booklet has a reproduction of an original poster on its back cover.
Video quality: In a word, EXCELLENT! This transfer is razor-sharp, with high detail and the visible very-fine grain of the original Todd-AO 70mm film. The print is almost flawless, and definitely cleaner than the 2003 Fox DVD release of this movie. Colors look strong and consistent throughout the movie, and black levels are quite good-the scenes with Sir Percy's plane on the English Channel are much better than any previous home video release of "Those Magnificent Men". The disc is a huge improvement over the DVD, no doubt whatsoever.
Sound quality: Very good. Voices are clear, sound effects are good, and the music has decent range and very good stereo spread across the front speakers. Surround speakers are rarely used, but this was a stereo movie originally (unless the six-track version had surround).
Extras: Director's commentary, isolated music score (new to this release), two theatrical trailers, and two TV trailers (new to this release).
Missing extras that were on previous releases but are not on this disc: "Making Of" short film(s), still photo galleries.
Bottom line: Log off AVS Forum NOW and buy it!
Yes, I have loved this movie since I was five years old when it was released so I am biased, but it is a fun comedy-adventure movie in the grand 1960s style and it will probably never look better until a 4K release and displays are available. Keep your DVD or Laser Disc as well for the missing extras, though-they are very much worth having. I was hesitant to pay "retail price" for a movie after getting used to bargain releases and sales, but this is honestly the best $35 I have spent on a Blu-ray movie yet.