This double-DVD set, issued to mark the 50th anniversary of the release of the film Oklahoma!, is as thorough a treatment as the film has ever received. The presence of both the CinemaScope and Todd-AO versions of the movie -- and the latter was last seen on a special laserdisc edition released more than a decade before -- has allowed the producers to include two completely different commentary tracks, one by scholars Ted Chapin and Hugh Fordin on the CinemaScope film, and by Nick Redman and star Shirley Jones on the Todd-AO version of the movie; each balances the other perfectly, in terms of the focus of the two different commentaries, and on that basis alone it's worth watching both versions of the movie. One wishes that the same could be said for both tranfers -- in this presentation, however, the CinemaScope version of Oklahoma! is so superior to the Todd-AO version of the movie that the latter is almost a waste of viewing time, except for the most serious scholars of the film or the musical; and the irony is that it should be the other way around -- Todd-AO was so superior a format to CinemaScope, that it should be the latter version that is secondary. Todd-AO was the superior format in every respect (a fact of which we are told and reminded constantly on both commentary tracks and in two of the supplementary film shorts), and only failed because too few theaters were set-up to show movies in that format. But the detail and color of the CinemaScope version of the movie here is exceptionally good, whereas the transfer on the Todd-AO version of the movie mutes many of these qualities for long stretches of the movie -- the word around the high-end video grapevine, which no one at Fox Video has addressed one way or the other, is that Fox used a transfer of the Todd-AO film that was done in the mid-1990's for presentation on American Movie Classics, which would explain many of its deficiencies. The commentary track by Shirley Jones still makes it worth watching, more than once, in fact, but in terms of what you actually see on the screen, it is a serious disappointment. The first platter contains the CinemaScope movie with commentary, a singalong function, and a trailer. The second disc is loaded up with the Todd-AO film plus commentary, and a pair of featurettes, one new to this DVD and the other done at the time, showcasing Todd-AO as a viewing experience (especially ironic given the results here); musical excerpts from a 1954 television tribute to Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II; plus a trailer, stills gallery, and a singalong function. Each platter opens automatically to a multi-layer but easy-to-use menu, and both editions of the movie have the same generous chapter encoding.