Marty (Hedaya) can no longer deal with his unfaithful wife. His solution is Blood Simple. He hires a private investigator (Walsh) to
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits an appropriately dark picture for the genre, but visual information is generally satisfying in the darker scenes. Colors appear nicely balanced, with accurate fleshtones, rich hues and deep blacks. The picture is generally sharp, but there is some smearing and detail can be limited at times. There are some signs of slight loss in detail that could be attributed to noise reduction. Edge enhancement is occasionally noticed, but is not terribly distracting. The source element is revealing of artifacts and film grain. (Suzanne Hodges)
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I appreciate the technical nature of your DVD reviews; that is, the way you rate the sound and picture quality of newly released DVDs. The reviews in most other magazines are concerned not with how good the DVD is, but with just the film itself: quality of the script, actors' performances, etc., all of which are subject to the critic's personal tastes, which may be wildly different from my own.