Kino International took a couple of years to get Rene Clair's It Happened Tomorrow (1944) out on DVD, but the wait was worth it. From the opening credits onward, the movie looks better than this reviewer remembers it from showings on WNEW-Channel 5 during the early 1960's; there are some odd blemishes here and there, and tiny rips show up in the film source at six minutes into the movie; but these have been nicely repaired and otherwise the contrast, the detail, and the overall look of the transfer are beautiful--the night shots have a seductively silky look and on the whole,given the minor flaws in the source, this is just about as good as any movie of its vintage that's currently available on DVD. The audio is mastered very low, but it is also clean enough to boost up very well, even if it takes double normal volume to bring the audio up to standard. The 84 minute movie has been given 12 chapters, which fits perfectly into the episodic nature of the plot. The disc opens automatically to a menu that is pretty cleverly designed to play off the images and story-line of the film, and very easy to use. The movie itself is filled with unexpected delights -- it's a fantasy film, to be sure, about an 1890's reporter (Dick Powell) who finds a way to get tomorrow's news a day early, with consequences that turn his world upside down, but it's also filled with myriad comical and romantic conceits, most of the latter involving Linda Darnell, who never looked more alluring in her career.