Coneheads, the classic alien-invasion sketch from the Golden Era of Saturday Night Live, gets the big screen treatment with this 1993 offering. Here, we follow Beldar (Aykroyd), Prymaat (Curtain), and Connie (Burke) Conehead who arrived to prepare Remulak
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD, compared to the LaserDisc reviewed in Issue 7, exhibits a slightly darker picture, but one that is better defined. Color fidelity is nicely rendered, with accurate fleshtones, rich colors and generally deep blacks. The picture is sharp overall, with nicely rendered detail, though fine details and definition are wanting at times. Contrast and shadow delineation are nicely balanced. There is some minor pixelization detected, but edge enhancement is not much of a distraction. (Suzanne Hodges)
Reason #105 Why Readers Love Widescreen Review:
Since Issue 5 (my first), I focused on reviews of Laser Discs and now DVDs, and From The Editor's Couch. Also, WSR has a lot of punch in the new equipment features. The technical essays have been superb! My home theatre setup depended (and still depends) on knowledge gained from WSR. WSR has become the media reference for me with regard to picture and sound quality assurance in display equipment and widescreen entertainment (movies, music events, and documentaries). I still do not have Issues 1 through 4 or the Premiere Special Edition of WSR and hope you put them on the subscribers' site eventually, so that I can giggle at some of the early typos and slips (if you leave them in). However, I'm sure that the early editions make for interesting historical reading as well, because I believe WSR has moved the display industry forward through the pushing the envelope attitude of Gary Reber. Carry on.