Liev Schreiber is riveting as the obsessively driven filmmaker Orson Welles in the HBO production RKO 281: The Battle Over Citizen Kane. Following his success
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture is quite pleasing in image quality, with rich, fully saturated colors and deep blacks. While fleshtones are somewhat orange, they are balanced throughout. Images are sharp, with nicely rendered detail. Some scenes are nicely rendered, while others are slightly soft. Contrast and shadow delineation are nicely rendered throughout. Minor artifacts are apparent, as well as minor pixelization for a picture that is generally pleasing throughout.
Reason #105 Why Readers Love Widescreen Review:
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.