Yeesh! Where does the Criterion LD fit into all this; is it the same as the R2 DVD, or what?!
Also, as has been said time and time again, the DVD w/ the Tony Curtis intro is an absolutely atrocious DVD. Once you get over the general fact that Tony Curtis is doing an intro. for Arkadin, the writing of the intro. really hits home as laughable (why, for instance, would a DVD company want to insult their own film? It almost seems as if the company was working on a Citizen Kane disc rather than an Arkadin disc!); even Tony Curtis doing his best Christopher Walken impression can't salvage this effort
. Additionally, the transfer on the disc is one of the VERY worst transfers I've seen on a DVD... period!
Thankfully, Wellesfan was nice enough to send me a DVD copy of the Confidential Report criterion LD. I actually enjoy the movie now (I couldn't hear half the dialogue on the Tony Curtis DVD), and what a transfer!
In the immortal words of Tony Curtis, "Rosebud."