Ah, springtime in Rome! After giving up her career and unexpectedly losing her husband, Karen Stone (Leigh) settles down in the romantic Italian city. Wealthy and lonely, she is attracted to the much younger Paolo di Leo (Beatty,) who fulfills her desires and makes all her dreams come true. Adapted from the novel "The Roman Spring Of Mrs. Stone" by Tennessee Williams. (Tricia Spears)
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture exhibits dated, but nicely rendered images. Colors are nicely saturated, with well-balanced fleshtones and deep, but undefined, blacks. Some scenes are inherently soft, but details are adequate throughout. The source element is revealing of brightness variations, film grain, flecks of dirt, and minor scratches. Pixelization is occasionally a problem, but there are no obtrusive edge halos. (Suzanne Hodges)
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