Warner Home Video's DVD release of Little Caesar is a real treat, though not necessarily because of its most ambitious bonus feature. The greatest selling point here is the transfer, which seems to have come from a source very close to the camera negative -- certainly the full-screen image (1.33:1) is closer to the original negative than any previous edition of the movie seen on home video or television (the television edition of the film in the 1960s and 1970s seemed to be missing any real detail in the final scene). On this DVD, that's not a problem, and there is more visual detail throughout this presentation of the movie than one has seen in Little Caesar in many decades. There are some scratches and other signs of wear in the 75-year-old movie, but the picture is still very crisp, with Glenda Farrell's evening gown in her first scene and the accompanying shots of the art deco restaurant taking us into levels of elegance that lesser prints merely hint at. Now one can appreciate what Warner Bros. spent its money on. The movie is accompanied by a relevant (and unintentionally funny) newsreel clip from the same era with a gangster connection, and also a cartoon (Lady Play Your Mandolin) by Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising that is uncomfortably close to the style of early Disney, plus the early Spencer Tracy short The Hard Guy, which is surprisingly topical and a fairly sophisticated sociological document of its time. The major supplemental feature is the commentary track by Richard Jewell, which has some virtues but mostly just drones on. Jewell isn't telling us too much that we can't see for ourselves, and the there are too many places where he equivocates in his language; something "may have" represented this or "probably" had that effect on audiences of the period. Between his near-monotone delivery and less-than-emphatic phrasings, the commentary comes off as a not quite first-rate film lecture. The real gem among the bonus features is "Little Caesar: End of Rico, Beginning of the Antihero," an appended documentary featuring comments and observations, supported by film clips, from Gerald Peary, Martin Scorsese, Robert Sklar, Drew Casper, Alain Silver, and others, who provide a lively range of historical observations about the making of the movie and the reasons for its being the kind of film it is. It adds vastly to the value of the disc and makes it a real bargain, especially given the quality of the film-to-video transfer. The 78-minute movie has been given a very generous 22 chapters, and is accompanied by the original release trailer and the forward to a re-release of both it and The Public Enemy on the same bill. There are English, French, and Spanish subtitles accessible as well, all through a very easy-to-use menu that opens automatically on start-up.