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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Special Collector's Edition
Reviewed In Issue 117 (Feb 2007) Of Widescreen Review®
Robert De Niro, Gerard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda, Francesca Bertini, Laura Betti, Werner Bruhns, Stefania Casini, Sterling Hayden, Anna Henkel, Ellen Schwiers, Alida Valli, Romolo Valli, Stefania Sandrelli, Donald Sutherland & Burt Lancaster
Two boys, born on the same day in 1900 in Parma, Italy, are forced to lead very different lives due to their social class. Once playing together as kids, Olmo (Depardieu), born unto peasants, is now a passionate socialist, whereas Alfredo (De Niro) is a wealthy, pacified land owner. But their paths cross again in 1945 when Alfredo is called back to Parma to preside over Olmo
The windowboxed/pillarboxed 1.78:1 DVD picture is generally lacking in definition, colors are vibrant, and black levels are deep. Greens can look slightly undersaturated, but the reds of revolution pop from the screen. Shadow delineation is good, and the image can look naturally dimensional. While the picture does look good when considering the film
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