First of all, if you can't decide between the dvd and the blu ray then buy the dvd because the print quality is so good its not really worth the extra cost. I can't imagine the soundtrack will be much better than this either. With a cast consisting of Anthony Hopkins, Benicio del Toro, Emily Blunt and Hugo Weaving you expect the acting to be good and it does not disappoint. Also hidden under much beard and long hair is the excellent Art Malik playing Hopkins' sikh manservant. You can hide the man but you can't hide Malik's dulcet tones. This is a beautiful film to watch, every scene is so well lit and framed that atmosphere just oozes from every one. There is nothing frightening about the story at all, it is more of an adventure mystery featuring a monster rather than a horror film.. If anything it could do with a little less gore to appeal to an older audience, the splatter adds nothing to the story. What does add to the story is all the little touches like the steam driven double decker bus which give a real sence of period. I'm not a fan of period pieces but this film and the recent relaunch of Sherlock Holmes show that well done, this period can be as entertaining as modern times and yet infinitely more fascinating. The film is also presented in full screen which is always another plus for me.