Few movies have spoken of the folly and futility of war with the eloquence of Jean Renoir's Grand Illusion, and after releasing a special edition DVD of the film that's loaded with extras, the Criterion Collection have made the picture available in a simpler and more affordable edition. This version of Grand Illusion has been transferred to disc in its original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the image quality is excellent, boasting a sharp image with a wide range of grey tones taken from a fine quality print. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono, and though the fidelity isn't as impressive as the visuals, the track is quite good given the vintage of the film. The dialogue is in French, with optional English subtitles but no multiple language options. The only bonus feature is a short essay included in the accompanying booklet. This is the same disc that Criterion has made available in the Essential Art House Vol. 1 and Essential Art House: Fifty Years of Janus Films box sets, and while it's short on bells and whistles, the quality of the film itself should satisfy anyone interested in Renoir's masterpiece.