When a priceless Rembrandt painting is stolen from a New York high rise, master criminal Robert MacDougal (Connery) is suspected in the spectacular theft. Top-notch insurance company investigator Gin Baker (Zeta-Jones) is determined to get him, so she convinces her company to let her go
When compared to the pleasing LaserDisc and non-anamorphic DVD, both reviewed in Issue 36, this anamorphiclly enhanced 2.35:1 DVD, viewed in component video, is superior in every visual aspect. Images are sharp with fine detail and excellent definition, no doubt due to the increased vertical resolution. Colors are nicely balanced throughout, but black levels on the anamorphically enhanced DVD are shades deeper with more natural shadow delineation, especially by comparison. Overall, the picture has nice, rich quality with few distractions in the way of artifacts or pixelization.
I read Widescreen Review because WSR is my fog lights that cut through the murk and confusion of the twists and turns of the road to home theatre. It provides clear directions and warning signs to any would-be traveler.