The Shugborough Hall monument has an engraved inscription that has puzzled the best cryptographers for centuries. But now, a man named Louis Buff Parry has discovered the truth behind the code buried within thousands of years of secret societies and inside hidden messages within religious iconography. Award-winning Director Gavin Wince follows the Lapis Exillis around Europe, exploring these secrets and how they affect our everyday lives. (Nate Fowler)
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD shows many of the problems that plague documentaries, with flitting color balance that can deliver natural fleshtones or very pallid fleshtones. Contrast is slightly washed-out, with whites that can bloom. Details are fairly nicely rendered, but limitations in the source element generally lead to a somewhat soft image. Compression artifacts are rare, but edges can appear digitized at times with some stair-stepping and shimmering noticeable. Edge enhancement can also be noticed on higher contrast transitions. (Danny Richelieu)
Reason #55 Why Readers Love Widescreen Review:
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!