The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD is slightly soft and hazy, with occasional smearing, though images can appear sharp at times. Colors are slightly weak, noticeable in black level. Some scenes appear overly contrasted, and images tend to get lost in the darker scenes. Overall, the picture looks dated, and lacks detail and dimension. Fine film grain and source element artifacts are noticed, but are not too bothersome. (Suzanne Hodges)
Reason #34 Why Readers Love Widescreen Review:
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