No reflection on Play.com, but, I received my eagerly-awaited DVD of this film this morning. What a let-down! I get better film-quality recording movies "off-air" via the USB TV Stick on my computer!
It's no secret that this film is the one by which most other science-fiction films are judged, and, quite frankly, Universal hasn't delivered, and, let their loyal customers down.
Where is the Feature Length commentary? Where is the Theatrical Trailer? Where are all the other Featurettes, and, Extras that other film companies see fit to release with their Anniversary Editions? Last, but by no means least, where is the classic artwork available on the Region 1 release?
I have recent DVD's of "The Thing from another Planet", "Earth vs. the Flying Saucers", "Invaders from Mars", "The Day the Earth Stood Still", and, "It Came from Outer Space", and, watch them via Cyberlink's PowerDVD on my Pentium 4 pc. Without exception, their quality of transfer, and/or, "bundled extras", are far superior to this release.
If I didn't know any better, I would swear that Universal transferred an NTSC copy to PAL for this release, rather than transferring an original film copy to PAL.
It's a testament to the original production that it still shines through this travesty.