In "The Butterfly Effect," young Evan (Logan Lerman & John Patrick Amedori) often suffered from blackouts in which he would have no memory of what had just occurred. With mental illness running on his father
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture (for both cuts available on this disc) is stylized, with dark, but natural-looking images interspersed with creative and highly saturated sequences. Images are sharp and nicely detailed, with satisfying shadow delineation and contrast, despite many scenes having very dark characteristics. Viewing in a completely blackened room is recommended for optimal visual information in these sequences. The source element is quite clean, with only some minor film grain and little dirt noticed. Edge enhancement is not much of a problem, but some pixelization is detected. (Suzanne Hodges)
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