Compared to the LaserDisc reviewed in Issue 24, the anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits improvements in sharpness and color fidelity. Images are sharp, with nicely rendered detail. Colors are well balanced, with generally accurate fleshtones and deep, solid blacks. Edge enhancement is noticed throughout, but is generally minor. Pixelization is occasionally detected. Fine film grain and source element artifacts are evident. (Suzanne Hodges)
I love to read WSR because of the straightforward, professional equipment reviews. I also LOVE the DVD reviews. As a home theatre fanatic, I want to know the technical and quality aspects of my future purchase/rental DVDs with just a brief synopsis of what the movie is about. Other home theatre publications spend way too much space reviewing the movie itself. I will make my own judgments on the merits of the movie, what I want from my magazine is some insight on how the DVD will sound and look on my system. WSR gives the reader just that. GREAT mag! Keep up the good work!