Woody Allen is Kleinman, a cowardly clerk, in Shadows And Fog who is awakened in the middle of the night by a group of vigilantes who want him to search for a dangerous killer who is on the loose. He agrees to help them, but when he gets down to the street, the vigilantes have disappeared leaving Kleinman to wander the streets in search of them. At the same time, a circus is in town and its sword swallower (Farrow) has just discovered that her clown husband (Malkovich) is being less than honest with her. (Laurie Sevano)
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a picture with interesting visuals. Perhaps to follow the foggy and shadowy theme of this movie, the black-and-white picture centers at a soft gray, with few true blacks or bright whites. Still, contrast is fairly well balanced. Visual information tends to get lost in the shadows. Images are generally soft, but detail is satisfactory. With so much fog in the scenes, the picture is quite solid. There is little film grain or artifacts apparent. Overall, the picture appears to be nicely rendered for this stylish masterpiece. (Suzanne Hodges)
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