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Not Quite As Advertised
on December 22, 2012
As to the film -- it is very good. If you liked /Z/, you will most likely enjoy this one as well. It's not another /Missing/, however.
As to the quality of the DVD -- it looks fine to me. I am not the most picky of viewers, however.
As to what was described versus what was received:
1) The package claims 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen but the film was actually presented at 1.33:1 and PowerDVD gives the Aspect Ratio as 4:3, Display Mode as Only Pan&Scan, and Source picture letterboxed as Not letterboxed. So this version is not "Widescreen" by any definition.
2) The length on the package is 115 minutes (1:55) rather than the 105 minutes (1:45) shown above. The program ends at 1:54:03, before the film does. This is in the end titles and so isn't really that important, but I believe this is the only DVD I own that runs out of disc before it runs out of movie.
3) The package is marked R3; there is a stickon lable on the plastic wrap stating "All Region/NTSC Import", it definitely plays on an R1 DVD Player with no indication of a region conflict, and PowerDVD reports Regions "1,2,3,4,5,6,All" so it should work everywhere that NTSC is useable.
All in all -- definitely worth having if you are interested in Costa-Gavras or political films from the late 60's/early 70's.