The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits excellent quality, with images that are sharp and finely detailed into facial definition, though some scenes are softly focused. Colors are naturally balanced with accurate fleshtones, warm hues and deep blacks. Contrast and shadow delineation are nicely rendered throughout. Though there really could be no true idea of what a small town and its colors are supposed to look like, the warm quality of this picture seems to compliment the setting. There seems to be a hint of pixelization and occasionally enhanced edges pop up, but overall, the transfer is nicely done.
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