Compared to modern Fantasy and effects it doesn't really hold up so well, but for its time it was very impressive, and on certain levels a new standard.
The story is a little bit linear, and I'm not so sure the characters are very charismatic - the accents are kind of annoying, too - but despite the minimal humour, and the classic feel, the acting is far from bad or even as melodramatic as you might expect.
It's a good ride.
The score, however, is utterly awful. Cacophonic, badly paced, and uninspiring. It doesn't even have a theme.
As for the DVD itself, it has the absolute bare minimum - the film and some choices for sound quality. The menu isn't even animated or with music. This is a great shame, it deserves better.