Disc One of this two-disc release includes the same introduction by Omar Sharif that was included with the LaserDisc (yet on the DVD, it is forced, you cannot chapter past it), audio commentary, and a music-only track of Maurice Jarre
From the novel by Boris Pasternak, David Lean
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture exhibits pleasing quality, especially considering the age of the movie. The picture is smooth, with pleasing sharpness and nicely rendered detail. Colors are well balanced, with natural fleshtones and deep blacks. Colors can be rich and bold-like the deep scarlet tapestries-against the cold hues of the Russian exteriors. Edge enhancement gives almost everything on screen a ghostly halo. It is very obtrusive at times, while other scenes are free from its distraction. Compared to the LaserDisc (Issues 17 and 25), the DVD exhibits much-improved contrast and slightly less edge enhancement. (Suzanne Hodges)
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