Thank you for the alert, I had misgivings with this release it being one from Universal (given their unenviable track record, given what I myself have viewed), you answered quite precisely the questions I had in mind. I re-name you Citizen Kare. Much appreciated and fully helpful.
Addenda - Universal Blu-rays really are a uneven lot, their "To Kill a Mockingbird" is flat and lifeless, utterly robbed of emotion, their James Whale "Frankenstein" sports clear sound and a delicious image with real depth. Thus all is not totally lost with Universal, just very close to "totally".