The China Syndrome is a tense thriller about an attempted cover-up of an accident at a nuclear power plant. TV news reporter Kimberly Wells (Fonda) is at the plant with maverick cameraman Richard Adams (Douglas) when the incident occurs, but their excitement soon turns to frustration when television executives refuse to air the piece. Jack Lemmon is at his best playing Joack Godell, a dedicated power plant supervisor. Nominated for four Academy Awards
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture appears to be virtually identical to the previously released DVD (Issue 33), if a little bit cleaner. Sharpness and detail are satisfying, with nicely rendered textures. Contrast and shadow delineation are well balanced. The color scheme is generally pleasing, but definitely dates the movie with the mustard yellows, chocolate browns, and the occasional
The remastered Dolby
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