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Love And Death takes us to Mother Russia for a few laughs in the guise of an historical epic. Cowardly Boris Grushenko (Allen) is in love with Sonja (Keaton), but Sonja plans on marrying a herring merchant. Hoping to win her favor, Boris enlists in the army and returns home a hero...a very penniless hero. Finally, Sonja agrees to marry Boris and the two begin a future rich in philosophy, celibacy and snow for dinner. That is, until French troops invade Russia and Sonja comes up with a plan to assassinate Napoleon.
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD looks great for its age, exhibiting images that are quite sharp with nice definition into backgrounds. Colors are rich and nicely balanced, but overall fleshtones are accurate and blacks are deep and solid. The picture is solid throughout, but with fine film grain revealed. Minor edge enhancement is noticed, but this 25-year-old film looks really good.