This film is one of the all time best 'book to film' transformations, being so faithfull to the source material. Clarity of both picture and audio cannot be faulted. This film is presented in 4:3 format, but was framed for a widescreen release so press zoom on your TV remote, you wont miss any action.Sadly, this DVD release is badly let down by the mistaken lack of end credits, and 'Swallows and Amazons Forever' logo as the film finishes.(to get a clean print a prefinished neg may have been used). This simple mistake is unforgivable as it is difficult to believe it will be correctly released for many years, and how difficult would it have been to include the BBC reunion of key cast members shown recently? To sum up, great childrens film, very poor effort at a DVD release.