Don't get me wrong, this is a great movie. It won awards in its time for special effects. It was done by George Pal who has produced other great sci-fi flicks. The image clarity is good, but I found I had to crank my tv volume into the 60s to be able to clearly hear the dialog. Since my tv is 2 years old and my dvd deck is only a couple of months old, it has to be the disc and not my equipment. I found this very disappointing. I am happy to have this title in my collection and have watched it several times, but be aware of the sound issues.