The anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD shows very good resolution. Black levels are inky, and shadow delineation is defined well. The color scheme is wide, with bright, bold hues frequently delivered. The colors, though, appear too highly saturated and unnatural. Fleshtones are too red as well. Contrast is balanced nicely, though. Compression artifacts are noticeable at times throughout, even with the very good resolution. Luckily, though, edge enhancement is minor and not overly distracting. (Danny Richelieu)
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