Though not noted on the DVD jacket, the black-and-white 2.35:1 picture is anamorphically enhanced. Images can be quite sharp, but the overall appearance is smeared with soft edges. The gray scale is quite good, exhibiting gradations with bright whites and deep blacks. Some of the darker scenes center at newspaper gray. Source element artifacts are occasional, but the picture is quite solid with minimally noticed film grain. Aliasing problems are noticed on occasion, and fine details shimmer at times. (Suzanne Hodges)
Reason #48 Why Readers Love Widescreen Review:
In addition to Widescreen Review, I subscribe to several audio/video publications, such as Sound And Vision, Stereophile, Stereophile Guide To Home Theater, Audio Video Interiors, and peruse through the myriad of British audio video publications when I go to Borders, Barnes & Nobles, or Tower Records. I must acknowledge that Widescreen Review is one of the better ones because it is more like a trade publication than a magazine full of advertisements. Moreover, Widescreen Review was one of the first publications to delve into DVI and more importantly, HMDI, which I deem important because it can make a lot of the current products out there obsolete. Put simply, Widescreen Review is The New York Times of audio/video publication. In other words, if you want real news, you read The New York Times. To stay on top of what’s happening in the audio/video industry, you read Widescreen Review. Enough said.