Based on the provocative novel by Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita chronicles the obsession of university professor Humbert Humbert (Mason) toward his precocious young stepdaughter (Lyon) and their shocking affair that begins after the death of her mother (Winters). James Mason could not be more chilling as the man overcome with obsessive desire for the preteen femme fatale played to perfection by Ms. Lyon. And Shelly Winters
The non-anamorphic 1.66:1 DVD exhibits the slightest improvements over the previously issued non-anamorphic DVD. There is a level of clarity apparent on the new disc that makes for a slightly cleaner picture. The previous disc is slightly brighter, but contrast is more balanced on the new version. Again, these differences are slight. Otherwise, the non-anamorphic DVD exhibits good gray scale quality. Images are generally sharp. For the film
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