Based on the novel by Judith Guest, The Jarrett family are upper middle-class Ordinary People faced with tragedy. Young Conrad (Hutton) is coping with the drowning death of his older brother by thoughts of suicide and nightmares filled with tremendous guilt. Conrad
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture is generally nicely rendered, with images that are sharp, though finer details and definition are wanting. Colors are well balanced, though at times fleshtones appear a bit reddish, but blacks are quite deep. Shimmering details are occasionally noticed, but pixelization is infrequent. Edge enhancement can be bothersome at times. The source element is revealing of film grain, dirt, and artifacts. (Suzanne Hodges)
Reason #105 Why Readers Love Widescreen Review:
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.