Just to add my voice to those many on the US Amazon site and the one other review of the DVD on the UK site, this transfer to DVD is truly aweful! Pirated DVDs filmed in cinemas on shakey handhelds have better picture and sound quality and the subtitles are laughable (the spelling isn't even consistent where they actually use the correct words!). The picture was scratchy, like watching a well used print at a rep cinema on a late night showing, the sound was distorted at times as recording levels don't seem to have been checked and there were lots of pops and clicks. This is very disappointing as I've been waiting for years for a DVD edition, then have to order it from the US and then when I get to show it to my friends who I've been raving about the film to, the experience of what should be one of the most beauitfully shot and truly tragic films is ruined. Can't someone in the UK put out a digitally remastered version? Or at least a decent quality transfer? Artifical Eye? This is cinema not a movie.
For the time being stick to the VHS version until someone releases a decent DVD of this great cinematic experience.