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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Reviewed In Issue 46 (Mar 2001) Of Widescreen Review®
Tom Berenger, Jeff Daniels, Martin Sheen, Maxwell Caulfield, Kevin Conway, C. Thomas Howell, Richard Jordan, Royce D. Applegate, Richard Anderson, John Diehl, Maxwell Caulfield, Patrick Gorman, Cooper Huckabee, James Lancaster, Brian Mallon, Andrew Prine, John Rothman, Tim Scott, Morgan Sheppard, Stephen Lang & Sam Elliott
Compared to the LaserDisc reviewed in Issue 9, the anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture exhibits dramatic improvements in contrast for a more detailed picture. Color fidelity is excellent and fleshtones are naturally rendered. Images are quite sharp throughout, with fine detail nicely rendered. Film grain is detected in some scenes, but source element artifacts are minor. Minor pixelization is apparent, and there is occasional edge enhancement. For those who have seen the LaserDisc, the more refined quality of the DVD should surely please. (Suzanne Hodges)
The reason why I read Widescreen Review is simple: It is the only magazine that not only provides the reader with information of the latest technology, products, and recorded movies available, but also actively seeks to move the audio/video industry to produce products that are the best that they can be.