Frenzy, based on the novel Goodbye Piccadilly, Farewell Leicester Square by Arthur La Bern, takes us back to Hitchcock
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD looks great for its age. Though dated, colors are well-balanced and fully saturated, with deep blacks and natural fleshtones. Images exhibit pleasing sharpness and detail, with nicely rendered contrast and shadow delineation. Some minor shimmering is noticed in the finer details, and pixelization is detected at times, but overall the picture is quite solid. Some minor edge enhancement is noticed throughout. (Suzanne Hodges)
I am most interested in the formats (audio) of DVDs. I buy a DVD, and then it is re-introduced in a deluxe package some time later. I am not that interested in the extras, but the DVD is invariably upgraded in sound. This is usually DTS ES surround but in some cases DTS ES 6.1 (discrete). Most reviews (Home Theater, Stereophile Guide To Home Theater, Sound And Vision) do not address this situation. I am subscribing to Widescreen Review, hopefully, to solve this problem. I am looking forward to my first issue and a long relationship with your magazine.