Our review copy disc is labelled backwards: the widescreen edition is found on the full screen side; the full screen edition is found on the widescreen side.
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD should be quite satisfying. Images are sharp and detailed, with nicely rendered fine definition and clarity. Colors are rich and warm, with vibrant reds and lush greens. Contrast and shadow delineation are nicely rendered. Unfortunately, this lovely picture is plagued, at times, with a digital appearance: edge enhancement is distracting, fine details and jungle backgrounds shimmer, and minor pixelization is detected. (Suzanne Hodges)
The audio presentation delivered by the Dolby
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