The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits hues that are well balanced with accurate fleshtones, though blacks are slightly weak at times. The picture looks great for its age, exhibiting a crisp picture with sharp images and nicely rendered detail. The picture is very clean, with few source element artifacts and little film grain noticed. Edge enhancement is noticed, but is minimally distracting. Criterion must be proud of this one. (Suzanne Hodges)
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