Far off in the future...er, 1997, the island of Manhattan is turned into a maximum security prison housing the most brutal of criminals. Once you
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD, compared to the LaserDisc reviewed in Issue 10, exhibits slight improvements, but the picture still suffers from mediocre qualities. Viewing must take place in a completely blackened room due to the dark character of the picture and limited shadow delineation. Colors are often undefined and plugged-up, though in the brighter scenes, balance is nicely rendered. Images are wanting in definition and fine detail, though some scenes exhibit satisfactory sharpness. Film grain is noticed throughout.
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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!