Based on the novel by Donald Hamilton, Gregory Peck stars as Jim McKay, a peace loving gentleman who moves to The Big Country out west to be with his fianc
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a nicely rendered picture for the age of the film. Images are generally sharp and detailed, though the picture can be slightly soft and wanting in definition. While colors seem a bit washed out, the picture is usually nicely saturated, with slightly brownish fleshtones and generally deep blacks. There is occasional pixelization, but edge enhancement is not obtrusive. Minor dirt and film grain are revealed in the source element. Compared to the LaserDisc (Issue ##), the picture is more solid and defined, with improved color fidelity. (Suzanne Hodges)
Reason #105 Why Readers Love Widescreen Review:
Since Issue 5 (my first), I focused on reviews of Laser Discs and now DVDs, and From The Editor's Couch. Also, WSR has a lot of punch in the new equipment features. The technical essays have been superb! My home theatre setup depended (and still depends) on knowledge gained from WSR. WSR has become the media reference for me with regard to picture and sound quality assurance in display equipment and widescreen entertainment (movies, music events, and documentaries). I still do not have Issues 1 through 4 or the Premiere Special Edition of WSR and hope you put them on the subscribers' site eventually, so that I can giggle at some of the early typos and slips (if you leave them in). However, I'm sure that the early editions make for interesting historical reading as well, because I believe WSR has moved the display industry forward through the pushing the envelope attitude of Gary Reber. Carry on.