The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a black-and-white picture with a gray scale that centers at newspaper gray. Blacks appear just slightly shy of full depth, and there are few bright whites. Still, the picture is easy on the eyes, with generally good contrast and shadow detail. Images are sharp, but fine definition is wanting. The source element is fairly clean, with minimal film grain and few artifacts, though there are a few scratches noticed from time to time. (Suzanne Hodges)
WSR DVD-ROM Review
DVD-ROM Enhancements Rating:
Running the InterActual Player 2 software with the DVD in your DVD-ROM drive will load the DVD-ROM main menu, which consists of a great image of the four main stars, with links to five of the DVD-Video special features on the right. These five features are Documentary, Photograph and Poster Gallery, Theatrical Trailer, Production Notes, and Cast and Filmmakers. Viewing any of these features using the InterActual software works well, and easily exited using the InterActual controller. Where as I am very upset this title was released claiming to have DVD-ROM features, I was equally doubtful that this original Cape Fear would have special features available only for the DVD-ROM market to begin with. Even so, what is on the disc is disappointing to say the least.
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