Young, beautiful, and ready to conquer the world Ruth Barron (Winslet) falls deeply under the spell of a charismatic religious leader while vacationing in India. Her frantic parents, at a loss as to how to return Ruth to her home in Australia
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a stylized picture, with colors that are often exaggerated, with vibrant reds and greens that pop from the screen. Other times, the picture is muted, with more refined, balanced hues. Images are often sharp and revealing of fine detail, while other scenes are smeared and wanting in definition. Edge enhancement is occasionally noticed, but is not too much of a distraction. Source element artifacts are apparent, and film grain sometimes seems excessive. (Suzanne Hodges)
This soundtrack is part of a recent string of Disney/Miramax DVD offerings in which the Dolby
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