After a notorious hitman begins The Contract for his next target, a serious accident puts Frank Cardon (Freeman) in the hands of the law. Meanwhile, widowed Ray Keene (Cusack) tries to reconnect with his son by going on a trip to the mountains
The anamorphically enhanced 2.34:1 DVD is clean, with a naturally sharp picture with inky blacks and balanced shadow delineation. Colors are rich and well balanced, with impressive differentiation between different shades. Unfortunately, though, various color schemes were used in mastering, which can be very distracting and can take away from the experience. Compression artifacts can be seen on occasion, especially in fast motion like running water, and edge enhancement can be noticed over high-contrast transitions. Some source element artifacts can be noticeable from time to time. (Danny Richelieu)
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