Professor Xavier (Stewart) is the brains behind a talented group of genetically altered humans known as the X-Men. These mutants are a worldwide peace-keeping force against the bad mutants who wreak havoc on the world. Bruce Davison is a skeptical senator who seeks to identify and restrict the movements of all mutants
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits image quality that appears to be virtually the same as the previously released DVD. The picture opens with an intentionally contrasted, monochromatic setting during the holocaust. As the movie progresses, the dark picture becomes more vibrant and balanced, though director Bryan Singer and cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel opted for a more muted look compared to other films based on comic books. The result is a dark picture with vibrant spot colors, with excellent balance throughout. Contrast and shadow delineation are superb, with even the darkest scenes appearing well defined. Images are sharp and finely detailed into backgrounds, with excellent depth and clarity. Distractions, like edge enhancement and pixelization, are minimal. (Suzanne Hodges)
I'm a fairly avid home theatre enthusiast and like to keep up on all of the most recent development and progress relating to A/V equipment and digital media. Of all of the publications related to this topic, WSR is the most complete, most thorough, and has become the champion of enthusiasts, such as myself, in fighting for the best possible presentation of audio and video in consumer electronics and broadcast media. In addition to the very informative columns, I am very appreciative of WSR's equipment reviews and its commitment to providing a relatively honest opinion of each product. It's refreshing to see a review that does not conclude with: If you like red LED displays, don't mind just slightly bright and forward sounding gear, and absolutely have to have to have your equipment in a gold-tone color, you should go to your nearest XYZ dealer and give an audition. Itís reviews like this that leave me mystified as to why people even bother reading these other publications. I hope that WSR continues its excellent work.