I am so thankful that I had such a lovely tale to help inform my bank of visual knowledge. I am happy to say that I make drawings for a living and really do believe I may not have been as intereted in art, film, literature, etc. in general had it not been for this film. It is a must see for anyone who enjoys anything GOOD!
It is a shame that the DVD is so grainy and the sound so poor, the copy I have is actually a Korean DVD which is no problem as you can turn off the Korean subtitles. It would seem, as some reviewers have suggested, that this DVD was made from a copy of the film stock that was dragged through the streets. It is still watchable but it is a crime that this film masterpiece should be in such a poor state on DVD. Someone has to step up and remaster this film for DVD so that it can continue to reach children in future generations.