I've heard nothing good about the old Platinum transfer. VHS, FS, grainy, shit like that. I recall hearing the AB disc was too dark in most parts, and think the Plat. was too bright. The new Echo Bridge looks pretty damn good. Far from perfect, but much better than 99% of discs in it's price range. Pretty sure all the dvds are uncut. The new EB runs shorter as it was mastered from a PAL source without speed correction.