Special features include a commentary track by Director Tom McCarthy and Actor Richard Jenkins, the five-minute An Inside Look At The Visitor and eight-minute Playing the Djembe featurettes, four deleted scenes with an optional commentary track, and the original trailer.
Walter (Jenkins) has been teaching the same economics course at a Connecticut college for the past 20 years. After the death of his wife, Walter slowly becomes numb to the joys of both his professional and personal lives. When he is called to New York to speak on an economics paper he co-authored, Walter decides to stay at his long-vacant apartment in the city he used to share with his wife. To Walter's surprise his apartment has two new tennants
While the black levels are consistently deep throughout, the near-black information is crushed in the anamorphically enhanced 1.81:1 DVD. The result is a flat-looking image that is further exacerbated by its digitally harsh appearance. Heavy compression artifacts (and low average bit rates) are the likely culprits here. Resolution is good, though, with fine details captured well, but there are many scenes that are uncharacteristically soft. The color scheme is generally limited to warm hues and browns, with few bright reds and blues. Colors are also desaturated, giving the picture a sordid appearance that matches the story
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