"Star Trek V: The Final Frontier" finds Captain Kirk
Compared to the previously released non-anamorphic DVD, this new anamorphically enhanced edition is a great improvement with image quality that will certainly satisfy fans. The 2.40:1 picture is clean and nicely textured, with satisfying sharpness and detail. Colors are very nicely balanced, with natural fleshtones, rich hues, and deep, solid blacks. The nighttime battle in Chapter 7 is a good example of the DVD
Since Issue 5 (my first), I focused on reviews of Laser Discs and now DVDs, and From The Editor's Couch. Also, WSR has a lot of punch in the new equipment features. The technical essays have been superb! My home theatre setup depended (and still depends) on knowledge gained from WSR. WSR has become the media reference for me with regard to picture and sound quality assurance in display equipment and widescreen entertainment (movies, music events, and documentaries). I still do not have Issues 1 through 4 or the Premiere Special Edition of WSR and hope you put them on the subscribers' site eventually, so that I can giggle at some of the early typos and slips (if you leave them in). However, I'm sure that the early editions make for interesting historical reading as well, because I believe WSR has moved the display industry forward through the pushing the envelope attitude of Gary Reber. Carry on.