One would think that the combination the Gershwins, Fred and Ginger, luscious art deco sets, plus the comic chemistry of Edward Everett Horton and Eric Blore, would warrant a better DVD issue than this. As with other Universal Pictures Astaire/Rogers issues, it looks sourced from a mediocre NTSC master rather than directly to PAL from a good-quality print. Result of doing it on the cheap: substandard picture and sound quality; the latter is particularly irksome as 'Shall We Dance' contains several items of Gershwin scoring that only exists on the soundtrack of this 1937 movie. It also, of course, features some of the bros' best-known songs - 'They All Laughed', 'They Can't Take That Away From Me', 'Let's Call the Whole Thing Off', 'Slap That Bass', 'Beginner's Luck', plus the muscial number 'Prominade (Walking the Dog)'. Despite these presentational shortcomings, and in lieu of a decent Blu-ray issue, 'Shall We Dance', at 1hr 48minutes, is arguably the best of Fred and Ginger's RKO pairings: a scintillating, wisecrack-rich script, pacey direction from Mark Sandrich, and watching it even in this imperfect form is a joy and a delight. There is also an informative introduction by Ava Astaire McKenzie in which she relates her father's reaction to George Gershwin's death, and of the composer's own reaction to seeing a first cut of the film. Buy and be happy.