Special features include a 27-minute featurette "Dead Poets: A Look Back"; five-minutes of deleted scenes; an 11-minute retrospective on the "Master Of Sound: Alan Splet," complete with stills; a 15-minute "Cinematography Master Class" featurette; audio commentary with director Peter Weir, cinematographer John Seale, and writer Tom Schulman; the theatrical trailer; and sneak peeks, also shown as up-front ads.
Dead Poets Society is the extraordinary drama about an inspiring teacher in a traditional school. Robin Williams stars as charismatic English professor John Keating, whose infectious love for poetry challenges his most impressionable pupils to
Compared to the previously released non-anamorphic DVD, this new anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture is quite an improvement. Colors are still a bit ruddy, yet appear less dated. The picture is inherently soft, but details are adequate. Minor pixel breakup is noticed. (Suzanne Hodges)
The new 5.1-channel Dolby
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Before WSR, there was a 4:3 picture tube. After WSR, there is a nice 65 inch widescreen rear projection TV. However, it's only a beginning, because WSR started a dream. The reality looks crisper and clearer now, even the sound is more precise and enveloping. Widescreen Review: P5/S5, one's critic’s composite: 5. Thank you, WSR. Keep up the excellent work!