NOTE: It has been revelaed that this disc has some player-compatibility problems involving jagged video interlacing (which we did not experience). Consumers interested in receiving a replacement should call 800-433-4673.
Compared to the previously released DVD, which was not anamorphic and of downright poor quality, this new anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a muted color scheme that appears to be virtually identical to the non-anamorphic DVD. Fleshtones can appear well balanced at times, while other times somewhat brownish. Detail and definition, however, are quite an improvement over the previous edition, exhibiting generally satisfying clarity. Some scenes are inherently soft. The source element is revealing of flecks of dirt and some film grain. Distractions come in the way of edge enhancement and occasionally annoying pixelization, which causes the breakup of finer details and an unnatural,
The 5.1 remastered soundtracks, like the audio for Monty Python And The Holy Grail, offers some welcome sense of spaciousness from new atmospheric effects and the music. The original recording
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