The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a picture that definitely has dated characteristics. The picture is often soft and hazy, though sometimes exhibiting satisfying detail. Colors are well balanced, but are often plugged up and wanting in a more natural, open appearance. The picture has appropriately dark scenes, but shadow delineation is lacking in the darkest scenes. Contrast also appears a bit low, limiting detail. Distractions like pixelization, shimmering details, and moir
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