The 1.78:1 DVD is not anamorphically enhanced but exhibits good quality and should surely please fans of opera. Colors are rich and well balanced, especially the scarlet set and costumes. Blacks are deep and solid. Images are generally sharp, but shots of the full stage are slightly smeared. Overall, the picture is satisfying. (Suzanne Hodges)
Reason #123 Why Readers Love Widescreen Review:
I read WSR for the articles—honest. Terry Paullin's industry insight is refreshing and lively. The lack of comparisons of which home theatre-in-a-box is best or which sub $200 DVD player is best leaves more room for in-depth product and movie reviews. Most importantly, though, I read WSR for the caricature of Gary Reber morphed on to the movie featured on the cover in the Editor's Couch page. Pierce Brosnan had better watch out!