Based on the novel by Larry McMurtry and sequel to 1983
Like the LaserDisc reviewed in Issue 25, the anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits a lovely picture that is easy-on-the-eyes. The DVD is preferred however, for improvements in clarity and color balance. Images are nicely detailed, though the overall appearance is slightly soft. Colors are well balanced, with accurate fleshtones, naturally rendered hues, and deep blacks. Contrast and shadow delineation are nicely rendered. Minor pixelization is noticed, but there is no distracting edge enhancement. Occasional source element artifacts are detected throughout. (Suzanne Hodges)
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