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.
Reason #58 Why Readers Love Widescreen Review:
I read WSR to keep current with the latest A/V gear and technology, gain greater understanding of what's relevant to having a great home theatre, and filter out what's not. Learning that there are levels of quality product (not just bound by price), and once quality is established, it's more about how sight and sound appeal to individual taste.