Based on the novel by Donald Hamilton, Gregory Peck stars as Jim McKay, a peace loving gentleman who moves to The Big Country out west to be with his fianc
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a nicely rendered picture for the age of the film. Images are generally sharp and detailed, though the picture can be slightly soft and wanting in definition. While colors seem a bit washed out, the picture is usually nicely saturated, with slightly brownish fleshtones and generally deep blacks. There is occasional pixelization, but edge enhancement is not obtrusive. Minor dirt and film grain are revealed in the source element. Compared to the LaserDisc (Issue ##), the picture is more solid and defined, with improved color fidelity. (Suzanne Hodges)
Reason #74 Why Readers Love Widescreen Review:
I'm a fairly avid home theatre enthusiast and like to keep up on all of the most recent development and progress relating to A/V equipment and digital media. Of all of the publications related to this topic, WSR is the most complete, most thorough, and has become the champion of enthusiasts, such as myself, in fighting for the best possible presentation of audio and video in consumer electronics and broadcast media. In addition to the very informative columns, I am very appreciative of WSR's equipment reviews and its commitment to providing a relatively honest opinion of each product. It's refreshing to see a review that does not conclude with: If you like red LED displays, don't mind just slightly bright and forward sounding gear, and absolutely have to have to have your equipment in a gold-tone color, you should go to your nearest XYZ dealer and give an audition. Itís reviews like this that leave me mystified as to why people even bother reading these other publications. I hope that WSR continues its excellent work.