The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits hues that are well balanced with accurate fleshtones, though blacks are slightly weak at times. The picture looks great for its age, exhibiting a crisp picture with sharp images and nicely rendered detail. The picture is very clean, with few source element artifacts and little film grain noticed. Edge enhancement is noticed, but is minimally distracting. Criterion must be proud of this one. (Suzanne Hodges)
Reason #71 Why Readers Love Widescreen Review:
Before reading WSR I was an electronics nebbish. After reading WSR for more than a year, my friends and family consult me on purchasing TVs, sound systems, DVD players, and DVDs. I explain to them the differences between HDTV ready and capable, how to select a TV, DVD, and sound system and recommend that they become an expert like me by buying a copy of WSR. My life has new meaning!