Warner Home Video has released a rash of two-disc Special Editions recently, many of which have been quite well done. Here, the studio teams up with Morgan Creek to revisit one of their earliest DVD releases, rectifying many of that first DVD
Kevin Costner is Robin of Locksley, a drifter and prison escapee on the run with a Moor named Azim (Freeman)
This new anamorphically enhanced special edition DVD, framed at 1.78:1, isn
The 5.1 remastered soundtracks offer an abundance of spatial engagement, though not quite to the level of refinement typical of current productions. Fidelity is quite good, but also reveals the recording quality of the original, somewhat dated sound mix. The dimensional presence of atmospheric effects is somewhat reserved, especially in comparison to the music, which apparently is the dominant spatial factor. The music score has a sweeping, expansive sonic image across the screen with considerable surround envelopment. The surrounds serve to provide for more general envelopment than acute directionality. Some deep bass content can be noticed, especially with the music, with minor yet frequent LFE channel activity. The DTS
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