The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits a colorful picture that is typically associated with Spike Lee Joints. Shot on video, the picture exhibits images that are at times harsh, with excessive noise. Other scenes are somewhat solid and smooth. Edge enhancement is noticed, as are aliasing problems. Much of what makes this DVD quite mediocre in image quality is related to the source and Spike Lee
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After installing, you are brought to the DVD-ROM main menu, which includes links for reading the Script to Screen, and viewing the Original Web site.The Script to Screen section is not the most attractive, but is easy to read. You can print each section of the script (divided by the chapters of the DVD), or the entire thing.From the Original Web site, you can view a write-up on the story, cast and crew biographies, a listing of the songs in the soundtrack, clips from the Minstrel Show, and four video and five audio interviews. The Minstrel Show clips are satirical, ridiculing comedy of the late 1800s in the south. The features available with this title are well done, but by only transferring the Web site onto the disc, the creators are only showing laziness instead of brilliance.
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