The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a picture that is nicely detailed, with occasionally soft images. Fine details are at times revealing of fine clothing and facial details. Colors are well balanced, though at times appearing slightly desaturated, with slightly weak blacks. Otherwise, hues can be rich, with vibrant reds and deep greens. Fleshtones exhibit good balance. Very rarely does pixelization appear. At times the picture exhibits gorgeous, natural openness. Overall, this is a very satisfying picture. (Suzanne Hodges)
The sonic presentation is typically rather quiescent in nature, but also delivers a satisfying listening experience through the music. Fidelity is quite remarkable, and at reference level tonality seems neutral and well balanced. The dialogue is in general a notable production with natural-sounding voices, and a spatial presence that is just a bit compromised due to voices seeming a little forward-placed. Nonetheless, the sense of spaciousness is generally subtle throughout, but certainly remarkable in imparting the sense of being in an expansive, holosonic listening space. The music nicely fills the soundstage, occasionally with aggressive split surround envelopment, but even when gently present is certainly pleasing to experience as it wraps around the listener. The music also delivers impressively in the low-end at times with sub-25Hz extension, albeit originating from other than the .1 LFE channels. This is a nicely produced soundtrack that is certainly engrossing and an effective, vital component of the storytelling experience. (Perry Sun)
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