Apart from the missing Overture - the transfer is no different from the DVD version, except of course you get the greater clarity and brighter colours expected of HD. Fortunately - unlike some other older film releases, grain isn't a real problem here. Yes of course it's a shame it's still a bare-boned edition with even the Overture removed this time around - It would've been 4 Stars for that reason if I didn't enjoy the movie so much. . OK - it's doesn't need to be in the film itself, but I agree with one reviewer in saying that an optional extra would've been nice. Also nice might've been tracking down Albert Finney and a few other surviving cast or crew members for a Commentary. Personally I think Albert Finney did a wonderful job, so recollections would've been an excellent Blu-ray addition. As a footnote, I recently saw Disney's 'A Christmas Carol.' Yes it did an amiable job in terms of 3D and CGI animation, but in terms of capturing the sheer emotion and pay-off of an old miser making good, this musical version of Scrooge I think can't be beaten. I've also read the novel, and this movie actually does improve and enhance what Dickens wrote in my opinion. So, if you've always enjoyed the film, then do please put it in your Xmas stockin. With it's much richer and detailed picture, I guarantee it'll still touch the heart amd all the right emotions just in time for Christmas.