All the feature films contain audio commentary tracks by Francis Ford Coppola. The Supplemement Discs (Discs Four and Five) contain all special features and are mislabled. Disc Four is labeled as containing the 2001 archival supplements, but indeed it actually has the
While the anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD is a noticeable improvement over the previously released DVD (Issue 55), it still has its issues. Resolution is improved, but, unlike other recently released catalog titles of a similar age, it still appears soft and dated. Black levels are improved but still slightly elevated. Shadow delineation has been improved greatly, with the near-black detail easily discerned. The greatest improvement of this release, though, is in the cleaning of the source element, with dirt and hair completely removed. It is a very clean picture in this regard. Contrast has been improved, with brighter whites (and no blooming). Outdoors, though, the image can still appear washed out. Colors are more naturally saturated, and the color scheme maintains the almost sepia-toned look of the original. Compression artifacts can be recognized at times, but edge enhancement has been toned down greatly. (Danny Richelieu)
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