A crazed and vindictive extortionist (Hopper) rigs a city bus to blow if its
This new anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a picture that is a vast improvement over the previously released DVD (Issue 30). None of the annoying aliasing problems are apparent on this version. Colors are rich and nicely balanced, with accurate fleshtones, and deep blacks. However, loss of fine details suggests excessive use of noise reduction. Edge enhancement can be bothersome, but pixelization is limited. Occasional dirt inherent in the source element is noticed. It should be noted that this version is truly the better of the two, though by today
The 5.1-channel audio has been repurposed, by virtue of the fact that there is some .1 LFE content, whereas the original Oscar
Since Issue 5 (my first), I focused on reviews of Laser Discs and now DVDs, and From The Editor's Couch. Also, WSR has a lot of punch in the new equipment features. The technical essays have been superb! My home theatre setup depended (and still depends) on knowledge gained from WSR. WSR has become the media reference for me with regard to picture and sound quality assurance in display equipment and widescreen entertainment (movies, music events, and documentaries). I still do not have Issues 1 through 4 or the Premiere Special Edition of WSR and hope you put them on the subscribers' site eventually, so that I can giggle at some of the early typos and slips (if you leave them in). However, I'm sure that the early editions make for interesting historical reading as well, because I believe WSR has moved the display industry forward through the pushing the envelope attitude of Gary Reber. Carry on.