The Name Of The Rose, based on the novel by Italian literary great Umberto Eco, is an eerie tale of murder set in the medieval era amidst an isolated Northern Italian monetary. Two monks have been found brutally killed; the deaths being either the works of some evil spirit, or a vicious murderer from inside the holy community. (Gary Reber)
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture is often dark in nature, but shadow delineation for this title is relatively adequate. The picture, which is is surprisingly solid at times, exhibits satisfying sharpness, though contrast can seem limited. The color palette is limited to cold blues and grays with endless blacks, though warmth is provided by firelight. There is a bit of edge enhancement noticed in higher contrasted scenes that is likely to distract some viewers, but its presence throughout is minimal. (Suzanne Hodges)
The remastered Dolby
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