I'd never seen Deliverance before, but I bought it on its reputation and watched it tonight and just had to come on here and scream out loud about how good it is! It gripped me totally from start to finish, and although it was made in 1972 it's hardly dated at all. Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty and Ronny Cox all turn in fantastic performances. From the back cover of the DVD: "Four ordinary men in two canoes navigate a river they only know as a line on a map, taking on a wilderness they only think they understand. Deliverance, written by James Dickey based on his novel, surges with the urgency of masterful storytelling, like Georgia's Chattooga River along which it was shot. Equally masterful is the portrayal of each man's change of character under stress, harrowingly enacted by award winners Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty and Ronny Cox. Director John Boorman sets us on the knife-edge of survival - and draws us in with the irresistible force of a raging current." Lots of movies have been influenced by Deliverance and it's easy to see why - the build up of tension is superb, from the first moment with the creepy-looking boy playing the banjo on the porch right up until the last scene. Set in an "inbred" and "untainted" part of America, you just know that anything can and will happen .. but knowing and seeing are two different things entirely... The R2 anamorphic transfer is really nice and sharp considering how old the movie is as well. I noticed some aliasing in a couple of places for a second or so, but nothing serious. DD5.1 mix sounded okay to me as well. No extras but who cares about them I bought mine from www.streetsonline.co.uk for £6.66 (3 for £20 offer). Play.com are doing it for £8.99 if you don't fancy the StreetsOnline offer.