The 2.35:1 DVD is not anamorphically enhanced (even though the disc label states that it is), but the picture is really great! Images are generally sharp. Colors are nicely balanced with accurate fleshtones, rich hues and deep blacks. Though fine detail is a bit wanting, the colors are fantastic. Sourced from a print, artifacts and scratches are apparent, but there are no major distractions for a picture that can be quite pleasing.
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I appreciate the technical nature of your DVD reviews; that is, the way you rate the sound and picture quality of newly released DVDs. The reviews in most other magazines are concerned not with how good the DVD is, but with just the film itself: quality of the script, actors' performances, etc., all of which are subject to the critic's personal tastes, which may be wildly different from my own.