The Brothers McMullen is a captivating, off-beat comedy/drama that won Best Picture at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival. The story is about the quest for
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits improvements in clarity and refinements in color fidelity compared to the LaserDisc reviewed in Issue 20. The picture is soft overall, but definition is noticed on the DVD, that is not apparent on the LaserDisc. Colors are slightly dull, but well balanced, though occasionally the picture is a bit dark. Dirt and artifacts are noticed throughout. Some pixelization is noticed, but there is no distracting edge enhancement. Though much of the softness of the picture is likely related to its 16mm and/or 35mm blow-up element source and not the transfer, it makes for an unimpressive experience. (Suzanne Hodges)
Reason #80 Why Readers Love Widescreen Review:
I subscribe to several magazines because each one has a different bias, and they obviously don't always write about the same things. I purchase magazines at the newsstand when a particular article or review interests me enough that it's a keeper. I consider Widescreen Review to have the most professional bias of the home theatre magazines. Whereas something like Sound & Vision, I would consider to be more of a consumer bias. One of the things I like about Widescreen Review is the articles about the industry and technical articles (e.g., room setup). I also like its detailed equipment reviews that tell it like it is. One other item of note would be the DVD reviews. I like the ratings, the short descriptions, and the technical information.