While the LaserDisc reviewed in Issue 24 was less-than-pleasing, the anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD is generally sharp and detailed for its age. Still, some scenes are a little soft and smeared. Colors are more refined and, viewed alone, hues are nicely balanced. Visuals tend to get lost in the darker scenes, though shadow detail can be nicely presented. Occasional edge enhancement is noticed, but not to the level of distraction. Fine film grain is revealed throughout, but never seems excessive.
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