I had seen the comparisons before, they’re of course interesting, but they can never replace a real-life experience of actually watching a disc.
I still have the old flip-over disc from WB and even though it’s non-anamorphic and grainy, I prefer it to the anamorphic 2xDVD released by WB a couple of years ago. My flipover looks exactly like the R1 flipover disc discussed by dvdbeaver here:
Whatever they say, my experiences while watching it were positive and I was dissapointed while watching the anamorphic release.
I don’t know about the blu-ray, haven’t watched it yet, but judging from the screenshots it looks very clean, but also a bit on the red side (look at skin colors). Maybe it feels different when watching it, but so far I see no reason to buy this blu-ray.