Lily and John Macintosh (Scacchi and Wilby) live on the Malabar Coast of India, just after its independence from Great Britain. It is a time when the native Indian people are struggling for status in their own country. While hospitalized during the premature birth of their second child, Lily meets the, so she says, half-British, half-Indian military nurse, Cotton Mary (Madhur Jaffrey), who cunningly ingratiates herself into Lily
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a pleasing picture that is easy on the eyes, with a warm, natural color scheme. Occasionally, colors border oversaturation, with rich, bold reds, and fleshtones that appear slightly orange. Images are generally sharp and detailed throughout, with nicely rendered fine detail. The picture has a slightly dark character, but viewing in a completely blackened room is helpful. Edge enhancement can be a distraction at times, but otherwise images are smooth and pleasing. Minor source element artifacts are noticed throughout. (Suzanne Hodges)
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