Simba, Rafiki, Pumbaa and more return as the circle of life continues in The Lion King II: Simba
The THX-digitally mastered and anamorphically enhanced DVD (windowboxed and pillarboxed at 1.66:1) exhibits a beautifully animated picture with rich and vibrant colors. Compared to the previously released, non-anamorphic edition, the picture appears cleaner and more solid. However, as was the case with the previous DVD, there is an enhanced effect around the edges that is quite distracting. Still, the picture will surely please its young audience, due to its solid appearance and vivid colors. (Suzanne Hodges)
Reason #105 Why Readers Love Widescreen Review:
Since Issue 5 (my first), I focused on reviews of Laser Discs and now DVDs, and From The Editor's Couch. Also, WSR has a lot of punch in the new equipment features. The technical essays have been superb! My home theatre setup depended (and still depends) on knowledge gained from WSR. WSR has become the media reference for me with regard to picture and sound quality assurance in display equipment and widescreen entertainment (movies, music events, and documentaries). I still do not have Issues 1 through 4 or the Premiere Special Edition of WSR and hope you put them on the subscribers' site eventually, so that I can giggle at some of the early typos and slips (if you leave them in). However, I'm sure that the early editions make for interesting historical reading as well, because I believe WSR has moved the display industry forward through the pushing the envelope attitude of Gary Reber. Carry on.