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The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD is slightly cropped when compared to the previously released 1.66:1 LaserDisc. The geometry of the DVD is more accurate than on the LaserDisc, which appears ever so slightly squeezed. Images often exhibit nice sharpness and detail, though some scenes are a bit on the soft side. Still, compared to the LaserDisc, the DVD picture always exhibits improvements in sharpness and color fidleity. Edge enhancement is noticed on occasion, but artifacts are minimal. Colors are dated, and blacks are weak and undefined. Visual information tends to get lost in the darker scenes, but overall the picture should surely please. Source element artifacts are apparent throughout. Compared to the previously reviewed DVD, this special edition DVD looks very similar, though images appear to be more solid. (Suzanne Hodges)
Finally moved into my new house with a dedicated media room, which Iím converting into a home theatre. Of course, reading WSR gives me all the technical knowledge, and the product reviews will help me decide what components to choose for my future home theatre.