Finally got it and popped it in over lunch.. I don't remember the original version all that well (I rented it about a year ago or so) but do remember that the video quality was pretty bad and it hurt my appreciation of it.. The new version is decent but seems to be missing quite a few frames at time as the picture jumps around alot. Most of the speckles and scratches are on the outside edges of the picture. I wasn't completely thrilled with it but its not bad. Certainly better than the earlier version. The new soundtrack by Silent Orchestra though is FANTASTIC! I only got to hear bits and pieces of it but the music that accompanies Shreck's scenes is really good and creepy. There has been talk of yet ANOTHER version of Nosferatu coming out.. I don't know who is releasing it but the video is being redone by someone other than the people who did this new version.. I'm looking forward to hearing how that version compares with this one..