Well part 1 actually - part 2 tonight Interesting DVD. The picture quality is mainly stunning for a 1962 film - however, there are parts where the restored print has pale bands running down the middle. Must watch the interview with Spielberg on the restoration project. I did watch the making of documentary which was very good. It showed how some of the original scenes that had cut over the years were found, but had no soundtrack. So they got the original cast back 25 years later and dubbed it again. The interactive 'journey' that allows you to follow the route Lawrence took is also very well done. What was impressive was original photos - some taken by lawrence himself - that show how close the film comes to recreating the true story. The sound was also interesting. The music had been remixed for 5.1, and there were several scenes where they was an obvious opportunity for them to remix the dialog and effects for 5.1 and they took advantage. Like echos when he is singling in the Canyon. It is certainly a timeless film. There's no way (apart from that banding on restored footage) that you would know this is a near 40 year old film. Of course having restored it to its full 3 3/4 hour length some folks will think it drags on a bit in places. Fortunately the filming is wonderful and the scenery dramatic, but some will get bored with endless camels crossing the desert. On the other hand it does help you appreciate the immenseness of the journies they undertook Certainly recommended for anyone who's patience extends beyond a 90 minute action film! Having said that it was interesting that my 13 year old action/adventure mad son, can't wait to see part 2, and was all for watching it straight after - till I reminded him he had school today.