Runaway is writer/director Michael Crichton
Anything would be considered an improvement over the poorly contrasted, greenish LaserDisc picture reviewed in Issue 11. Viewed alone, the anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits nicely rendered visuals that are sharp and detailed. Colors are rich and well balanced, with accurate fleshtones, vibrant hues and deep blacks. The picture is quite solid, though a little dark. Minor pixelization and edge enhancement are apparent, but generally are not distracting. Overall the picture is quite pleasing, especially for its age.
Reason #123 Why Readers Love Widescreen Review:
I read WSR for the articles—honest. Terry Paullin's industry insight is refreshing and lively. The lack of comparisons of which home theatre-in-a-box is best or which sub $200 DVD player is best leaves more room for in-depth product and movie reviews. Most importantly, though, I read WSR for the caricature of Gary Reber morphed on to the movie featured on the cover in the Editor's Couch page. Pierce Brosnan had better watch out!