Adapted from the play by William Shakespeare, Henry V (Branagh) begins just as he has been crowned King of England. His assertion is that he has the legal right to the throne of France as well, and he commands a large army to invade the country. But an even larger army is standing in his way, and Henry must put his wits and courage to the test as he personally leads his outnumbered men into battle. (Laurie Sevano)
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits generally good image quality, though not very solid due to overt film grain. Images are generally sharp, but fine detail is limited especially in the scenes with lower light. Colors are limited in range for a mostly murky picture with deep blacks. The more vibrant colors tend to bleed and appear a bit "pasty" and wanting in clarity. Backgrounds are a bit unstable, with digital edges from pixelization. At best, the picture is generally pleasing.
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