Working-class waitress Slim (Lopez) finds herself transformed when she marries Mitch (Campbell), a wealthy contractor. She settles into an idyllic suburban life and seems to have everything she wants
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits fine quality, with sharp and detailed images and excellent contrast and shadow delineation. Colors are rich and well balanced, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. Colors can have a cold blue character to help heighten the suspense. Unfortunately, edge enhancement mars the otherwise excellent picture, giving images an overly edgy appearance. Pixelization is also noticed on occasion, breaking up finer details. (Suzanne Hodges)Also includes a modified 1.33:1 version (not reviewed).
The Dolby Digital 5.1-channel soundtrack features generally moderate, yet effective, dimensionality. Overall fidelity is very good and reflective of the current technology for soundtrack production. The music score is well-recorded, and nicely fills the listening space, usually with some balance toward the screen but also is effectively expansive and enveloping. The sense of atmosphere is also quite compelling at times. The surrounds become elevated in activity when the emotional underlayering is heightened in intensity. Voices sound impressively natural and quite well-placed. The .1 LFE is sometimes active, and low frequencies are often noticeable, occasionally with impressively deep extension. (Perry Sun)
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