"Tommy" is based on the rock opera by Pete Townshend, John Entwistle and Keith Moon and released by The Who on an album in 1969. It tells the tale of a boy (Daltrey) so traumatized by an event that he can no longer see, hear or speak. When he discovers pinball, though, he has amazing success and is regarded as a Messiah with thousands of screaming fans. Don
The 1.85:1 Superbit DVD picture offers slight improvements over the previously released DVD, but otherwise the two look virtually identical. Ringing noticed around finer details seems slightly less noticeable when the two versions are compared. Textures are a bit smoother and more defined. Images are sharp and detailed with good clarity, color fidelity, and definition. Contrast and shadow delineation are nicely rendered for a picture that is pleasing throughout. Only minor compression pixelization, artifacts, and minor brightness changes are apparent. (Suzanne Hodges)
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