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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Thin Red Line, The
Reviewed In Issue 46 (Mar 2001) Of Widescreen Review®
Sean Penn, Adrien Brody, Jim Caviezel, Ben Chaplin, George Clooney, John Cusack, Woody Harrelson, Elias Koteas, Jared Leto, Dash Mihok, Tim Blake Nelson, Nick Nolte, John C. Reilly, Larry Romano, John Savage, John Travolta & Arie Verveen
Also available in a Dolby Digital version: Catalog Number 4111850.
The Thin Red Line, based on the novel by James Jones marks the return of Terence Malick to the director
Like the previously released DVD, the anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD is of excellent quality. Images are naturally rendered throughout. The picture is sharp and finely detailed. While the picture is dark, shadow delineation is naturally rendered. Contrast is often harsh, but naturally stylizes the subject matter. The picture will surely please, no doubt due to its clean, high-resolution transfer. (Suzanne Hodges)
As previously reviewed, the 5.1-channel discrete Dolby
Since Issue 5 (my first), I focused on reviews of Laser Discs and now DVDs, and From The Editor's Couch. Also, WSR has a lot of punch in the new equipment features. The technical essays have been superb! My home theatre setup depended (and still depends) on knowledge gained from WSR. WSR has become the media reference for me with regard to picture and sound quality assurance in display equipment and widescreen entertainment (movies, music events, and documentaries). I still do not have Issues 1 through 4 or the Premiere Special Edition of WSR and hope you put them on the subscribers' site eventually, so that I can giggle at some of the early typos and slips (if you leave them in). However, I'm sure that the early editions make for interesting historical reading as well, because I believe WSR has moved the display industry forward through the pushing the envelope attitude of Gary Reber. Carry on.