DVD jacket erroneously states the film is in a 2.35:1 aspect ratio. It is presented in its 2.55:1 theatrical ratio. Also available in
For The Five Donahues, There
The anamorphically enhanced 2.55:1 DVD looks great! The picture shows very little sign of its age, exhibiting sharp images, with nicely rendered detail. Colors are rich and appealing, especially the on-stage scenes, with eye-popping colors. Fleshtones are nicely balanced, and blacks are deep and solid. Edge enhancement goes nearly undetected. Overall, the picture should undoubtedly satisfy viewers. The source is very clean, and according to the restoration comparison on the disc, the original negative was also in good shape. (Suzanne Hodges)
The Dolby Digital 4.0 remastered soundtrack should allow for the opportunity to experience the glory of the original CinemaScope multitrack audio. Background hiss is present, as expected, but should not be a distracting factor. The surrounds, when engaged are utilized prominently for the music, but otherwise the audio originates from the screen channels, offering a fairly convincing panoramic sonic image. The dialogue is characteristically directional, but also tends to be spread amongst the screen channels. The vocals are also distributed across the screen. This is a re-purposed soundtrack which, though certainly dated, should nonetheless be quite entertaining and engaging. (Perry Sun)
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