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Video: How Does the Disc Look?
Beauty Is Embarrassing comes to DVD with a fine 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer. Detail quality in some instances isn't quite as sharp as one might hope (even for standard-def), but color accuracy is sharp and well-balanced, and black levels are consistent from start to finish. Compression artifacting and banding are also kept to a minimum.
Audio: How Does the Disc Sound?
This is a lively and enveloping Dolby Digital 5.1 track. Seeing as the movie is a documentary, it's unsurprising that things stay pretty front-and-center, but surrounds kick in nicely in certain sequences, and fidelity in all channels is strong. High- and low-ends are preserved well, to boot. Again, a lossless presentation would be optimal, but if this is all that's available, we'll take it.