Based on the novel by Joe Connelly,
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD is intentionally desaturated. Achieved by the bleach bypass process (partial or total elimination of the bleach step in printing), the picture has an overexposed appearance in the hostpital scenes and a somewhat monochromatic appearance in the darker scenes and in the ambulance. While colors are rich and dramatically contrasted, they are also nicely balanced throughout. Images are mostly sharp and detailed, though some scenes are soft and plugged-up. Minor artifacts, occasional edge enhancement and pixelization are apparent.
Reason #105 Why Readers Love Widescreen Review:
Since Issue 5 (my first), I focused on reviews of Laser Discs and now DVDs, and From The Editor's Couch. Also, WSR has a lot of punch in the new equipment features. The technical essays have been superb! My home theatre setup depended (and still depends) on knowledge gained from WSR. WSR has become the media reference for me with regard to picture and sound quality assurance in display equipment and widescreen entertainment (movies, music events, and documentaries). I still do not have Issues 1 through 4 or the Premiere Special Edition of WSR and hope you put them on the subscribers' site eventually, so that I can giggle at some of the early typos and slips (if you leave them in). However, I'm sure that the early editions make for interesting historical reading as well, because I believe WSR has moved the display industry forward through the pushing the envelope attitude of Gary Reber. Carry on.