The 2.35:1-framed DVD picture is not anamorphically enhanced and exhibits dated images that are often hazy and wanting in better definition, with a few scenes that are downright blurry. Color saturation varies from generally weak, with bluish hues to unnaturally bold with orange fleshtones. Still, there are times when the picture can appear satisfactory. Contrast can appear a little bit low, further limiting detail. Edge enhancement is not much of a problem with this title, and pixelization is also quite minor. While much of what makes the picture undesirable is related to the source element, it is not much of a title to be used for home theatre demonstration. (Suzanne Hodges)
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