The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD offers image quality that exceeds the previously issued non-anamorphic DVD, though viewed today is not reference quality. The picture is very solid, with fine film grain apparent, but not in excess as it appeared on the previous DVD. Images are nicely detailed, with excellent shadow delineation as rendered in the jungle scenes. Some scenes appear a bit muddy and smeared. Colors are fully saturated exhibiting good balance, but deep blacks often lack definition. A bit of pixelization and edge enhancement is noticed throughout.
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