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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Reviewed In Issue 67 (Dec 2002) Of Widescreen Review®
Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, David Niven, Orson Welles, Joanna Pettet, Daliah Lavi, Woody Allen, Deborah Kerr, William Holden, Charles Boyer, John Huston, Kurt Kasznar, George Raft & Jean Paul Belmondo
"Casino Royale" is suggested by the James Bond 007 Ian Fleming novel of the same title, the only Bond book that was not available to United Artists, who made the other Bond movies. ("Casino Royale" was originally produced by Columbia Pictures, released here on DVD through MGM.) The world
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a dated picture, often displaying slightly undersaturated colors. Other scenes exhibit nicley saturated hues that are nicely balanced, with satisfying fleshtones and deep, but undefined blacks. The picture is quite clean with few artifacts and little film grain. Unfortuntely, edge enhancement is quite a problem and cannot be avoided. (Suzanne Hodges)
The Dolby Digital 5.1-channel repurposed soundtrack includes a nice music score from Burt Bacharach. The music nicely fills the listening space with a fairly palatable sense of envelopment. Atmospheric effects are similarly rendered with a gentle, yet quite noticeable, perception of spaciousness. The music and certain effects also have some low-end content, a result of the soundtrack remastering. In addition to the noticeable ambience, directionality across the screen can occasionally be noticed. (Perry Sun)
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