In The Valley Of Elah, a young soldier goes missing from a military base in New Mexico after returning from his tour of duty in Iraq. Hank Deerfield (Jones), a retired military policeman, is suspicious of his son
The anamorphically enhanced 2.37:1 DVD shows a washed-up image, with blown-out colors that also look under-saturated when outdoors. Indoors colors can look more natural, but not always. There are also times at night when colors are fairly natural-looking. Fleshtones generally look pallid. Resolution is good, with fine textures that can look sharp and detailed. Black levels are relatively high, but shadow delineation is adequate. Still, there are times when the image can look overly soft. Pixel breakup and compression artifacts can be recognized from time to time, and, while minor, edge enhancement is noticeable. (Danny Richelieu)
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