Also available in a Dolby Digital version: Catalog Number 20912.
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture is slightly dated, but exhibits a bright, balanced image. Colors are accurately rendered, with natural fleshtones and deep blacks. Images are sharp and nicely detailed. Viewing should take place in a completely blackened room for the appropriately dark, nighttime shark hunting excursions at sea. Some scenes are overly contrasted. Overall, the transfer is quite clean, with little distracting pixelization. Minor artifacts and occasional enhancement is noticed, but the picture is quite pleasing, especially for its age. This is the best this movie has ever looked on video.
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