this is a warning to anyone considering buying this used. i ordered it from a marketplace seller called 'movie_village' ...... and they sent me the MGM version. after i complained, they apologized and said they didn't have the 'anchor bay' version to send me.
i received a refund, but only after having to mail it back to them AT MY EXPENSE.
that was in the summer of 2008.
it's feb 2009 and they are STILL claiming to have the 'anchor bay' version to sell.
don't waste your time, or at least send them an email to make sure they REALLY have it, before ordering it.
EDIT - feb 2009 --------
Take it from some one who has now seen both the mgm AND anchor bay versions of this film/dvd.
THE version to get is the Anchor Bay. The 3 strip technicolor print they used to make the dvd transfer with is GORGEOUS, and even though the mgm is 'acceptable' it is NOTHING compared to this version.
you'd NEVER believe this film was made in 1936.
a testament to the quality and longevity of films photographed in 3 strip technicolor.
other such marvelous films and associated transfers ....
special editions of 'gone with the wind', 'singing in the rain', "an american in paris', 'the adventures of robin hood', 'meet me in st.louis', and 'the wizard of oz' ..... make sure and get the versions that have undergone the warner bros. patented 'ultra resolution' restoration (for 3 strip technicolor films)
there's STILL nothing like 'technicolor' colour !
This particular film is rather dated, but it is still quite amusing, and in it's own way, absolutely breathtaking !