Outstanding golfer Rannulph Junuh (Damon) and socialite Adele Invergordon (Theron) were the golden couple of Savannah, Georgia at the turn of the 20th century. But the traumas of World War I leave Rannulph a bitter, cynical drunk, and he loses his feelings for both Adele and the game of golf. But when Adele tries to promote the golf course she has just inherited by staging a match with golf greats Walter Hagen (McGill) and Bobby Jones (Gretsch), the townsfolk insist on a local player as well: Rannulph. Enter the mystical Bagger Vance (Smith) who, through golf, teaches Rannulph to find his swing
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture is capable of impressive sharpness and fine detail, though some scenes are soft and stylized for the setting of the film. Color fidelity is rich and natural, with nicely balanced fleshtones, deep, solid blacks, and lush green golf courses. The war scenes are appropriately harsh and grainy. Shadow delineation and contrast are nicely rendered throughout. The presence of edge enhancement is the greatest threat to the image quality, but many scenes are free from its distraction.(Suzanne Hodges)
The 5.1-channel discrete soundtracks have been encoded with Dolby
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