When a top-secret B-3 Stealth Bomber, carrying two live nuclear missiles, crashes in the Utah desert, the Air Force moves in to recover their Broken Arrows
The 2.32:1 DVD is not anamorphically enhanced and, viewed in component video, exhibits very similar image quality when compared to the LaserDiscs reviewed in Issues 21 and 30. Colors are not as exaggerated, but are more refined in fleshtones and deeper blacks. The picture must be viewed in a completely blackened room for optimal visual information due to the overall dark quality of the film, but especially for the special effects scenes of the Stealth Bomber flying at night. Minor aliasing problems are apparent, as well as occasional pixelization, for a picture that is not very different than the LaserDisc, but is slightly improved.
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