Lynn Whitfield is marvelous as the dancer who scandalized the 1930s
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits a picture that looks appropriately dated and nicely portrays the setting of the film. Colors are washed out at times, with weak blacks, while other times, like the stage performances, hues are richly saturated and well balanced. The picture is sharp, and exhibits good detail, though some scenes are soft and hazy. There is a minor amount of edge enhancement noticed. The source element is revealing of artifacts and film grain throughout. (Suzanne Hodges)
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