The full screen version also included on this disc, while cropped, measures a very slight 1.48:1 aspect ratio!
The romanticized story of the daughter of Czar Nicolas is retold in this animated version of Anastasia. With political upheaval all around them in 1916 Russia, young Anastasia is separated from her grandmother as they escape execution. Years later, Anastasia must battle the evil Rasputin in order to be reunited with the woman she believes is her grandmother.
When compared to the beautifully rendered LaserDisc reviewed in Issue 32, the non-anamorphic 2.30:1 DVD, viewed in component video, exhibits an exceptional picture. Colors are rich and vibrant with deep, pure blacks. Had the picture been anamorphically enhanced, it would have been even more breathtaking. The pan-and-scan version (also featured on the disc) measures a slightly widescreen 1.48:1.
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