Based on the novel, The Rainbird Pattern by Victor Canning, Family Plot was legendary director, Alfred Hitchcock
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a dated picture with source element artifacts and excessively perceived film grain throughout. The picture is quite dark, and wanting in definition and shadow delineation. The dated colors are satisfactory, though fleshtones can appear a bit brownish at times. While hues are not consistently accurate, they are quite solid throughout. Images are generally sharp, but fine details are limited. A hard-edged quality is created by apparent edge enhancement. (Suzanne Hodges)
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.