You can read other reviews regarding the quality of this title as a motion picture. I just wanted to convey some information regarding the quality of the video transfer. First I must say that I watched this on a HD video projector on a 92" screen. This would tend to magnify quality issues.
Overall, I gave this 3 stars or a passing grade. The quality was only slightly worse than I have seen on some S-DVD releases from the original studios. Some scenes were actually quite clear, but most suffered from a lack of definition. However, I would think that watching this on a smaller screen could improve that somewhat. Compared to VHS, which is the only way to get this in an authentic Turner-M-G-M/UA release, it generally isn't quite as sharp, but if you'd rather have it on disc (or want to see it in its original widescreen format), this isn't a choice you'd likely regret. Note that this is a letterbox edition and is NOT enhanced for 16:9.
Although this isn't one of Paul Newman's classic films and its certainly isn't one of his best performances, it is a lot of fun to watch (particularly easy to watch is Elke Sommer). I'm at a loss as to why it hasn't been officially released by the owners of the film, I would think it deserves to be (I mean, if they can release Rally 'Round The Flag...).