The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD is dated, with images of varying quality due to different footage for the movies within the movie. Colors are balanced and sometimes vibrant, with generally accurate fleshtones and deep blacks, but hues are often smeared and undefined. Images are generally sharp, but wanting in fine detail. There are some black and white scenes that exhibit a slightly dark gray scale and film grain. Overall, minor pixelization and artifacts are apparent. Nonetheless, the picture looks good for its age and will thrill fans.
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