The anamorphically enhanced Superbit 2.40:1 DVD exhibits a slightly cleaner picture than the previously released DVD, though images have a slightly dated appearance. Images are sharp and nicely detailed into backgrounds, though some scenes can be softly focused. Some film grain is inherent in the source element. Edge enhancement is still apparent. (Suzanne Hodges)
The 5.1 sound mix for this DVD is a new remastering. Fidelity is noticeably dated, but the restoration of the original audio is nonetheless remarkable. Tonality sounds nicely balanced overall, and the dialogue is abundantly clear and distinct. The sense of spatiality is quite palpable throughout, albeit with usually a balance toward the screen channels. The soundstage does become enlivened, though with active stereo surround engagement. Also part of the soundtrack remastering is the apparent enhancement of the low-end with active, even aggressive use of the LFE channel. The DTS Digital Surround version is preferred in terms of the rendering of dimension and the low frequencies. This is a nice soundtrack repurposing that should amply entertain through the effective presentation of surround sound. (Perry Sun)
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