The Brothers McMullen is a captivating, off-beat comedy/drama that won Best Picture at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival. The story is about the quest for
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits improvements in clarity and refinements in color fidelity compared to the LaserDisc reviewed in Issue 20. The picture is soft overall, but definition is noticed on the DVD, that is not apparent on the LaserDisc. Colors are slightly dull, but well balanced, though occasionally the picture is a bit dark. Dirt and artifacts are noticed throughout. Some pixelization is noticed, but there is no distracting edge enhancement. Though much of the softness of the picture is likely related to its 16mm and/or 35mm blow-up element source and not the transfer, it makes for an unimpressive experience. (Suzanne Hodges)
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