Biding his time at his recently inherited estate in the Russian countryside, indifferent playboy Eugene Onegin (Fiennes) meets his neighbor Lensky (Stephens), who in turn introduces him to his fiancee
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a picture that, appropriately, looks dated, since the film takes place in the early 1800s. Images are generally sharp, with incredible detail on occasion, but smearing is evident. The picture can exhibit hard edges at times. Colors exhibit cool hues with good balance and deep undefined blacks. Edge enhancement, as well as some pixelization are bothersome. Film grain is noticed throughout, but artifacts are infrequent. (Suzanne Hodges)
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