I never saw the other dvd, Merlin, the other reviewers write about, but I did like this dvd. Some of it was cheesy effects but the basic idea is about choices and how they effect us and others. This movie is also about loss, love, honour, vengence, hopelessness, discovering that you can change yourself, and fighting for and deciding what you believe in. I like that the characters were flawed. It made it more realistic. I didn't have any noticeable problems with the dvd, sound, or picture at all. It does have a lot of fighting/battles/dead bodies/blood, so not for the young kids.