Originally Posted by tenthplanet
So if I want the more natural picture I should grab the original blu ray or HD DVD of this, does that go with what you;ve seen.
It's a tough call. The old release despite the marginally better detail still looks kind of soft and dull and has been noted, is a really lousy, primitive transfer that looks almost like an upscaled dvd in some scenes. The new release has blown out detail, too much contrast and oversaturated color but frankly in my case using a custom setting on my 65" plasma with low saturated color and the black setting turned to "light among other things, it does look better. I should also add, I've never owned or seen the HD-DVD release of this movie, just the old laserdisc and 2 disc DVD release prior to the blu-ray release.
The price is the real sticking point - I would frankly wait for the price to dip down below $15 on the new release or just go for the old release which seems to be almost always on sale below $10. Neither version is worth more.