Includes audio commentary with director Robert Wise and stars Candice Bergen and Mako, two interesting radio featurettes, three radio spots, a stills gallery, and the theatrical trailer. This disc offers probably the most difficult-to-see menu choice indicators ever.
Based on the novel by Richard McKenna, The Sand Pebbles stars a
The anamorphically enhanced 2.30:1 DVD exhibits a slightly dated picture that is nicely rendered. Images are sharp, with good detail and definition. Colors are fully saturated and nicely balanced, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. Definition and clarity are wanting at times, but overall the picture is nicely rendered. Edge enhancement is not terribly distracting. There are few source element artifacts. (Suzanne Hodges)
The original, vintage audio has been nicely restored and re-purposed for this Dolby
Reason #25 Why Readers Love Widescreen Review:
I want to see product reviews of home theatre equipment that non-millionaires can afford to own. Reading articles about $50,000 home theatre setups is admittedly rather fun but, in practical terms, the info is really useless to me. While Darling Wife and I make a decent living, there's no way we can spend that kind of money on a home theatre. What I also really like and want to see: Practical advice articles that help people who are at least minimally technically competent to assess their needs and assemble a home theatre. That is, a periodic (yearly? twice yearly?) in-depth look at points to consider and equipment to buy to assemble a good high definition home theatre. Ideally, it would examine several total package price points. If you're willing to spend $10,000, here's what we recommend in terms of equipment and how to connect/install them. If your budget is smaller, here's what we recommend. If your budget is somewhat larger than $10,000, do this instead. Yes, I know you have your reference systems section each month, but an explanatory article would be nice, too. Finally, keep us up-to-date on the development of high definition DVDs and DVD players. This is what I'd like to see.