The Substitute 4: Failure Is Not An Option, based on the characters created by Roy Frumkes, Rocco Simonelli, and Alan Ormsby, finds undercover cop Karl Thomasson (Williams) posing, again, as a substitute teacher. In this story, he is recruited by an old acquaintance concerned about his nephew, who attends an elite military school. It seems a small group of students, led by a new commandant (Kilpatrick), are trying to recruit the students into neo-Nazism, and it is Karl
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits images that are generally sharp, but rough in appearance. Colors border on oversaturation at times, with fleshtones appearing slightly reddish. Blacks are deep but undefined. There is a slightly dark character to the picture. Pixelization can distract at times, as does edge enhancement. Film grain and occasional source element artifacts are revealed. (Suzanne Hodges)
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I read Widescreen Review because it has had a consistent editorial perspective since its inception: a no-compromise approach to making home theatre the best that it can be. I have read the magazine cover to cover since Issue 2. Despite staff and reviewer changes over the years, thanks to Gary's leadership this perspective has never changed. As new technologies are introduced, Widescreen Review always provides in-depth analyses of not just the technology itself, but the political and industry forces that may be forcing compromises in its development. You have always sounded the clarion call to stop compression madness or any other madness that may force us to accept a home theatre experience that falls short of what it could be. Thank you!