Not only giving us a glimpse of the carnage suffered during the bloody uprising in 1980s El Salvador, this semi-biographical film shows us the evolution of a man from that of a parasitic photojournalist to a compassionate human being. Richard Boyle (Woods) needs something big to get his war photo-correspondent career moving once again. He chooses to chronicle the atrocities happening in the tiny country of El Salvador by joining the front lines. His initial objective is to submit the most painfully tragic photographs imaginable to illustrate the civil war. But soon, Boyle
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a pleasing picture, with images that can be sharp and finely detailed. Other scenes are soft and slightly smeared in appearance. Contrast and shadow delineation are well balanced. Colors are nicely saturated, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. Neither edge enhancement or pixelization are terribly obtrusive. Source element grain, dirt and artifacts are revealed, but the picture is quite nicely rendered. (Suzanne Hodges)
The remastered Dolby
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