Firstly. This is an original Academy "screener" this unlike the disc's on sale at Ebay and the like does NOT have a DTS soundtrack, it is NOT anamorphic, it has no extra's to speak of, much like other official "screeners" i have seen this is a "pop it in and off it goes" disc. The entire feature is split into 8 chapters. This information is present/given so as to "constitute" compliance with Forum rules and regs(?) and therefore as such is not pirate or bootleg materials. I obtained this disc about 6 weeks ago but due to "other" distractions i have only flicked through the obvious "sections", Sunday evening i was "allowed" the 3 ish hours to "entertain myself". Image quality was not perfect but certainly very good, i am not aware of where/what these are mastered from but no Academy disc that i have seen has ever in my opinion had the image quality of the official release. It is very good but when playing FOTR you are aware of slightly more "sharpness and detail". There was no print damage that i was aware of and colour saturation seemed good. Audio on the other hand was exemplary, the scoring (of which i personally feel is an improvement on an already great original) is simply sublime, i feel these chaps (also to include Hans Zimmer, John Williams et all) are our modern day Mozarts etc. Effects are typically robust with some great "sense of scale" moments as the hoards approach The Keep towards the end of the film, the explosion to destroy The Keep wall is clearly a "labour of love", another stand out section is the scene where the fleeing "villagers" encounter the bear type creatures ridden by "the baddies" (sorry i am not a Tolkienite") the dynamics here are most impressive. Voicing is just about perfect, i could follow every word more or less that Treebeard(?) spoke - a feat i could not achieve on three visits to the cinema (and believe me on the VERY rare occasions i go to the cinema i will ask "the manager" who i should speak to to find out where the sweet spot is!!). I found the DTS ES discrete track on the FOTR to be truely sublime and very much the match of any Star Wars equivalent in all aspects, and on this showing i really am quite looking forward to the extended version of the Two Towers. Super super disc. Highly recommended. Regards Steve.