Also available in a 7-disc Ulitmate Collector's Edition Box Set/ Catalogue 1000024579/ MRSP $74.98
After upsetting his superiors, in Sudden Impact, Detective Harry Callahan (Eastwood) is sent out of town to do some busy work on a murder case. In typical Dirty Harry style, trouble finds him wherever he goes. This time Harry stumbles across a rape victim (Locke) who is hunting down her attackers and killing them one by one.
The anamorphically enhanced 2.39:1 DVD shows improved shadow detail, with consistent black levels (even though they are slightly elevated). The color scheme looks dated, dominated by earthy tans and browns, but the few bright colors are saturated better in this release than in the DVD reviewed in Issue 56. Contrast is balanced better as well, and while fleshtones are improved, they still appear slightly pink. Heavy film grain can be distracting at times, and dirt from the source element can also be noticed. The picture is sharper in this release than the previous, with less artifacts and digitization. Still, reds can appear blocky at times. Edge enhancement is not a distraction. (Danny Richelieu)
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