Based on the longest-running stage play/musical in history (it opened off-Broadway in 1960), The Fantasticks tells the story of two young lovers kept apart, sort-of, by their meddling fathers. Actually wanting the two to marry, Bellomy (Grey) and Hucklebee (Sullivan) decide to pretend to be feuding, thinking that it will drive Louisa (Kelly) and Matt (New Kids On The Block
The anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD exhibits a wonderfully colorful picture, with hues that are nicely balanced, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. Images are generally sharp and detailed, but fine details and clarity are a bit lacking at times, with images appearing slightly flat. Contrast and shadow delineation are nicely rendered. The sets help keep a stage-like quality to the film. Minor edge enhancement and occasional shimmering details are noticed, but overall, the picture is quite pleasing. (Suzanne Hodges)
I subscribe to several magazines because each one has a different bias, and they obviously don't always write about the same things. I purchase magazines at the newsstand when a particular article or review interests me enough that it's a keeper. I consider Widescreen Review to have the most professional bias of the home theatre magazines. Whereas something like Sound & Vision, I would consider to be more of a consumer bias. One of the things I like about Widescreen Review is the articles about the industry and technical articles (e.g., room setup). I also like its detailed equipment reviews that tell it like it is. One other item of note would be the DVD reviews. I like the ratings, the short descriptions, and the technical information.