I love high definition as much as anyone, but I do think it's overrated. Hunt for Red October is an older film, and I almost think it benefits from having that 80's look, where there's lots of shadows and cramped sets. What I'm saying is that high def is fine, but people are obsessed with it to the point that they are willing to forgive a transfer with awful color timing for it. It's also being done to the wrong films. As much as I liked the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, that film was also dark and benefited from the limitations of the time it was made. But all four of those films are on blue-ray but we can't even get proper blue ray releases of visual masterpieces like The Abyss, True Lies and Strange Days? Really? And the main reason I want those films on blue ray isn't so much for pixel density as just to see a proper anamorphic version. And I still say that the top is how I remember the movie! This film is the textbook example of how much this high definition obsession has blinded people to other things. "Oh they screw up the colors, but I don't care because now it's high definition. I got a new remaster of a remaster of a film that has never had a proper 1080 p Gigawatt 55500 frame by frame reconstruction before. colors suck but I'm happy I get to stroke it to technology!!" My question is, which version is my theater going to play?