Critically acclaimed for its excellence, Eastwood gives a fine performance as Frank Horrigan, a tough, heroic, yet flawed agent out to stop the assassination of the President
Compared to the DVD reviewed in Issue 25, the anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD appears to be the same transfer. The picture looks quite good, with images that are sharp and finely detailed. Color fidelity is well balanced, with accurate fleshtones, rich hues, and deep, solid blacks. Fleshtones border oversaturation at times, appearing slightly orange at times. Contrast and shadow delineation are nicely rendered throughout, and the picture exhibits good depth and definition. With minimal pixelization and edge enhancement, this is still a title with great image quality. (Suzanne Hodges)
Since Issue 5 (my first), I focused on reviews of Laser Discs and now DVDs, and From The Editor's Couch. Also, WSR has a lot of punch in the new equipment features. The technical essays have been superb! My home theatre setup depended (and still depends) on knowledge gained from WSR. WSR has become the media reference for me with regard to picture and sound quality assurance in display equipment and widescreen entertainment (movies, music events, and documentaries). I still do not have Issues 1 through 4 or the Premiere Special Edition of WSR and hope you put them on the subscribers' site eventually, so that I can giggle at some of the early typos and slips (if you leave them in). However, I'm sure that the early editions make for interesting historical reading as well, because I believe WSR has moved the display industry forward through the pushing the envelope attitude of Gary Reber. Carry on.