Eugene Martone (Macchio) is a classical guitarist who's looking for the late Robert Johnson's long lost Blue's song. He poses as a janitor at a nursing home in hopes of getting close to patient Willie Brown (Seneca), a blues man whom Eugene believes can lead him to the missing tune. Willie wants Eugene to break him out of the home and take him to Mississippi in return, so the two being their "Crossroads" adventure but with different agendas on their minds. (Tricia Littrell)
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture exhibits nicely rendered sharpness and detail, with some scenes appearing softly focused. The color scheme is well balanced and subtle, with accurate fleshtones and nicely rendered blacks. The black-and-white sequences have a highly contrasted, nostalgic appearance. Some edge enhancement is noticed, and can appear a bit bothersome at times. Minor smearing of finer details is noticed, and pixelization is also limited. (Suzanne Hodges)
Reason #105 Why Readers Love Widescreen Review:
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.