Based on the novel by Jerzey Kosinski, Being There stars Peter Sellers as Chance The Gardener, a dimwitted man who has lived his whole life within the walls of a Washington, DC townhome and only knows the outside world by way of television. Upon the death of his employer, Chance suddenly finds himself loose on the world, and his simple philosophy of life
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits a dated picture that is nicely rendered. Images can be soft at times, but detail is nicely presented. Colors are nicely saturated with accurate fleshtones and generally deep blacks. Edge enhancement is minor, and infrequently noticed. The picture seems slightly dim, with mediocre contrast and shadow detail. The darker scenes are wanting in definition, exhibiting minimal perception between darkness and picture black. There are occasional source element artifacts apparent, while some scenes are clean and solid. (Suzanne Hodges)
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