Mel has his own personal issues and demons but the man can make a visionary film. I've already seen Apocalypto so I'll start up a new thread about the film in the movie section but I wanted to comment on the BR disc here. First it's a Disney release. For those of us that have followed DVD and the reviews of them, we know that non-animated Disney films are often labeled as poor quality DVD's. Lots of Edge enhancement and hardly ever a reference quality transfer. With Blu Ray, Disney is far and away the most consistent and putting out top shelf AV. Apocalypto was filmed in the Mayan jungle on location with various film types and it shows. While the source material might be inconsistent, It never IMHO wavered from reference quality. Tier 0 if you follow that nonsense. I was literally floored. You might notice some smearing from time to time but it was there when I was at the theater. I assume its an intended affect. Audio is in Mayan PCM 5.1 with subtitles and gets quite aggressive. It's definitely a compliment to the film and adds to the tension. Apocalypto on Blu Ray gets my highest recommendation if the film is for you.