Presented in its original academy ratio and considering the film's vintage, the print used is of a good standard. Just after the film's halfway mark, we begin to see some print damage, with a small jump in the film and plenty of very evident reel changes. I would assume that the master used for the film was from various sources, as at times we see video noise which would suggest part of the film came from a video source. The black and white photography is mainly clear and concise, although somewhat poor when the stop motion sequences are on screen. The film is also tinted during one of the final scenes; this is to give the fire effects some extra power. This works great and gives the film a real 'classic' feel. The print at this point is a little 'suspect' due to damage and isn't as good as the preceding hour or so. This however cannot be helped due to the way the film was made. Personally unless the film gets a full digital clean up and restoration which it deserves, this I is the best I think we will ever see it. One complaint, where is the brilliant RKO logo at the beginning of the film?