In Reign Over Me Adam Sandler stars as Charlie Fineman, a man whose life was tragically altered after the effects of 9/11. After a chance meeting with his former college roommate, Alan Johnson (Cheadle), Alan realizes just how far gone Charlie is. And as he works to help Charlie get his life back in order, Alan begins to question his own seemingly perfect existence. (Tricia Spears)
The anamorphically enhanced 2.36:1 DVD has a cool color scheme outdoors, which matches the mood and time period of the story well. Indoors, the color balance is more neutral, although contrast can be rather high, and whites can bloom. Fleshtones can occasionally look natural, but there are times when black levels are solid and shadow delineation is good, although some scenes can look relatively flat. Unfortunately, spurious noise, compression artifacts, and edge enhancement can muddy the image. (Danny Richelieu)
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I read Widescreen Review because it has had a consistent editorial perspective since its inception: a no-compromise approach to making home theatre the best that it can be. I have read the magazine cover to cover since Issue 2. Despite staff and reviewer changes over the years, thanks to Gary's leadership this perspective has never changed. As new technologies are introduced, Widescreen Review always provides in-depth analyses of not just the technology itself, but the political and industry forces that may be forcing compromises in its development. You have always sounded the clarion call to stop compression madness or any other madness that may force us to accept a home theatre experience that falls short of what it could be. Thank you!