While traveling through the Egyptian desert in 1798, Officer Augustin Robert (Daniels) and painter Jean-Michel Venture de Paradis (Piccoli) became separated from the group they were with. Augustin went off alone in search of help but became lost and disoriented. Surprisingly, he found "Passion In The Desert" from the most unusual source...a wild leopard appeared, and the two natural enemies formed a relationship built on trust and respect. From the novella "A Passion In The Desert" by Honor
The anamorphically enhanced 1.82:1 DVD picture exhibits sharp and nicely detailed images overall, although some scenes are softly focused. Colors are generally well-balanced, with satisfying fleshtones, but slightly weak blacks. The picture can have a flat, undefined appearance at times. The source element is revealing of some film grain and dirt. Edge enhancement and pixel breakup are minimal. (Suzanne Hodges)
With a wide and deep stereo spread, the Dolby
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