Based on the play Samson Raphaelson, The Jazz Singer stars Neil Diamond as a young Jewish man with an inspiring voice who dreams of becoming a singing sensation. He forsakes his future as a cantor, leaves his wife and heads for Los Angeles for a shot at stardom. There he meets Molly Bell (Arnaz), who becomes his manager and shares his dream of pop superstardom
The non-anamorphic 1.78:1 DVD picture is overly dark and dated, with poor contrast and shadow delineation. Exterior and interior scenes are consistently poor, whether they are well-lit or dark. There is little visual information in even the brightest scenes. The picture is plugged-up and wanting in sharpness and detail throughout. Colors are dated with deep blacks, but the richer colors appear pasty and over-saturated. Artifacts are apparent throughout, as well as fine film grain. The picture is soft and hazy throughout, and is a poor example of DVD
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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!