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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Reviewed In Issue 52 (Sept 2001) Of Widescreen Review®
Ed Harris, Marcia Gay Harden, Tom Bower, Jennifer Connelly, Bud Cort, John Heard, Val Kilmer, Robert Knott, David Leary, Amy Madigan, Sally Murphy, Molly Regan, Stephanie Seymour, Matthew Sussman, Jeffrey Tambor, Sada Thompson & Norbert Weisser
Directed, produced, and starring in the title role, Ed Harris made a concerted effort to accurately portray America
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture has a dim character, but contrast and shadow delineation are suitably balanced. Color fidelity appears natural and well balanced. The picture is generally sharp and detailed, with images at times appearing slightly smeared. There is a bit of edge enhancement noticed, but pixelization is rarely a factor. The source is revealing of some minor dirt and film grain. (Suzanne Hodges)
The Dolby Digital 5.1-channel soundtrack (miscredited as 5.0 on the jacket) features fine fidelity, and the music, along with some of the atmospheric effects are integrated into the soundstage to result in a rather pleasing sense of immersion. As expected, this soundtrack is of a quiescent nature and is generally predominated by the dialogue. The sonic character is slightly reserved in the upper midrange, but otherwise tonality sounds reasonably balanced. The rendering of sound effects accompanying Pollock
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