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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Reviewed In Issue 54 (Nov 2001) Of Widescreen Review®
Barry Pepper, Thomas Jane, Richard Masur, Bruce McGill, Chris Bauer, Chris McDonald, Jennifer Crystal Foley, Bob Gunton, Donald Moffat, Joe Grifasi, Peter Jacobson, Robert Joy, Michael Nouri, Seymour Cassel & Anthony Michael Hall
61* is a heartfelt film about America
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits a nicely rendered picture. The color scheme has a very natural, easy-on-the-eyes appearance. Images are generally sharp, but finer details and definition can seem a bit wanting. Contrast and shadow delineation are satisfactory, but the darkest scenes provide limited visual information. Minor source element artifacts are detected, as well as some film grain. There is minimal edge enhancement, and occasional pixelization. (Suzanne Hodges)
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