Originally Posted by faberryman
Film stock easily exceeds the resolution of HD video. The only issue is how well the films have been preserved and how carefully they have been transfered from film to disc. Witness the debacle with the terrible transfer of The Fifth Element. The initial Bluray was a definite step down from the DVD due to poor mastering. Thankfully it was re-mastered and re-released.
Exactly right. It probably makes sense to read reviews from sites that pick older releases apart to make sure it's worth it. I know I'd re-think a couple of decisions if I had done that. Newer releases are a no brainer though. I don't buy regular DVD anymore.