I ordered this via the regular overseas mail postage on jan 24 and got it yesterday Feb 3.
It plays fine, the story is intense and of course difficult content to tell. It won quite a few awards. I would recommend it, the quality of how the story is told is what sets any film apart and this one is well told.
I would have to add, its great to view, but no, it does NOT look like an HD-DVD transfer. It DOES look more like a very good dvd transfer or the next step up to borderline HD-DVD.
The picture has nice clarity but NOT the 3d depth or clarity I would expect. However, this is one of the few movies, that I think the story and quality of the telling is good enough I would still have bought the HD-DVD version.
I guess if the regular dvd version was not a good transfer this is a step up, but I would be curious why they could not do better as its a recent film.
I would also like to add, I had never seen this movie so my reasons for buying the disc might be a bit different in that for my first viewing I wanted the best image quality for sale. I do of course remember seeing the publicity at the time that it had won a huge number of awards.