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Video: How Does The Disc Look?
Following is presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and this transfer preserves the movie's original designs pleasantly. Given the source material, this is a solid presentation of a low-budget black-and-white film, with smooth grayscale and relatively sharp definition and shadow detail. Images are rather crisp, black levels are deep and the high-contrast images never burn out of control. Grain is also handled expertly here, with the short movie coming across with a rewarding and consistent film-like glow.
Audio: How Does the Disc Sound?
We get both DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio and LPCM mono sound mixes here, and both work wonderfully. I'll give the edge to the mono track - it feels more authentic - but the surround mix (overseen by rerecording mixer Gary Rizzo) is totally laudable in its own regard. Dialogue is very clear in the natural environments, and genuinely adds to the natural feel of the experience. The simple but edgy musical score by David Julyan is preserved with decent directionality, and only isolated incidents of ambient sounds separated out of the mix. Handled with care, this is a track that couldn't be much better than it is.
English SDH subtitles are included.