Mary Reilly is based on the novel by Valerie Martin and offers a twist to the classic story of
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits pleasing quality, with images that are sharp and detailed, though some scenes exhibit a soft focus. Edge enhancement can be a bit of a distraction. Colors are well balanced with a stylized focus on the time period, though some smearing is evident. Occasional pixelization is noticed, as are artifacts. The picture is a nice improvement over the previously released LaserDisc reviewed in Issue 22. (Suzanne Hodges)
Reason #55 Why Readers Love Widescreen Review:
I read Widescreen Review because it has had a consistent editorial perspective since its inception: a no-compromise approach to making home theatre the best that it can be. I have read the magazine cover to cover since Issue 2. Despite staff and reviewer changes over the years, thanks to Gary's leadership this perspective has never changed. As new technologies are introduced, Widescreen Review always provides in-depth analyses of not just the technology itself, but the political and industry forces that may be forcing compromises in its development. You have always sounded the clarion call to stop compression madness or any other madness that may force us to accept a home theatre experience that falls short of what it could be. Thank you!