"Quadrophenia" is a drama with heavy music inspiration about an outcast who only feels free when he
The 1.78:1 DVD is not anamorphically enhanced and, considering the dirty print used for the restoration, looks appropriately dated. Colors are weak throughout. Much of what could be considered undesirable in the picture is related to the source (which appears to have been a very worn dupe negative), but, video related, edge enhancement can be an enormous distraction; and pixelization is also quite bothersome. If this movie is a favorite of yours, the special features could be the redeeming factor to the less-than-optimal quality of the picture. (Suzanne Hodges)
The Dolby Digital 5.1-channel remastered soundtrack exhibits the inherent limitations of the original audio, including background hiss, some distortion and dated fidelity. The musical numbers of The Who abundantly permeate the listening environment, with aggressive surround activity, albeit a limited sense of spatial coherence. Deep bass presence is somewhat wanting, a factor that may have benefited from some dimensional enhancement of the low-end for the remastering. According to the DVD cover and restoration segment, the source for the audio repurposing was the original Dolby A two-channel soundtrack. (Perry Sun)
Reason #39 Why Readers Love Widescreen Review:
I read Widescreen Review because I have a custom A/V installation business and need to stay on top of the industry. Widescreen Review offers unbiased thorough reviews, which help me to select reference materials for myself and to suggest products and solutions to my customers. Thanks for a great magazine!