This DVD appears to be identical to the previously released DVD with the same three short featurettes (Rudy: The Real Story, First Down With Sean Astin, and an original making-of segment), the isolated music score, cast and director biographies, and theatrical trailer and bonus trailers. New to this edition is the film
An inspiring film (based on a true story), Rudy (Astin) is about a young high school graduate whose dream of playing football for the Notre Dame University Fighting Irish isn
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD appears to be identical to the previously released DVD. The picture has a natural, soft look, with nicely rendered background definition. Colors are well balanced, though some scenes are slightly muted, with brownish fleshtones. Hues can be richly saturated at times. Dirt and fine film grain are revealed in the source element. A considerable amount of edge enhancement can be noticed, and there is also some occasional pixelization and aliasing. (Suzannne Hodges)
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