The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture exhibits sharp and nicely detailed images, with good contrast and shadow delineation. There are a few scenes that appear somewhat soft or smeared, but overall the image is satisfying. Colors are rich and vibrant, with accurate fleshiness, and deep blacks. Edge enhancement can be obtrusive, but pixelization and shimmering details are minimal. (Suzanne Hodges)
The 5.1-channel soundtracks both feature impressive fidelity, as well as engagement of the dimensional soundfield that seems to be predominated by the music. Though there certainly are moments for which the soundstage becomes prominently active with aggressive surrounds, much of the audio is actually of a more subtle nature. The music has been well-recorded, and nicely permeates throughout the listening space. Screen-based imaging is impressively panoramic in nature. Low-end extension is remarkable for the music, as well as selected effects, especially the explosions toward the beginning the of the film that can be system-challenging, along with some .1 LFE activity. Voices sound impressively natural, and spatial integration is outstanding. The DTS
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