The Horse Whisperer has a very
impressive video transfer albeit with one problem, more on that
The transfer is very sharp
throughout with excellent color vibrancy. Shadow detail was
There were no film or MPEG
artifacts present on this disc.
The Horse Whisperer is framed at
2:35:1 and is 16:9 enhanced.
Now onto my problem. This movie was
filmed in 2 aspect ratios. A 1:85:1 ratio for the city scenes and
for the country scenes the aspect ratio changes to my preferred
2:35:1 ratio which looks sensational.
This DVD transfer has the entire
movie in a 2:35:1 aspect ratio with no deviation between the two
ratios at all. Now while a wide screen presentation is great, I
still would have preferred the disc contain the 2 aspect ratios of
Redford's original dual aspect ratio vision.
This is a dual-sided, single layer disc.
You have to get off you ass and turn the disc over at around the 80 minute
mark. Although it does make for a good pee break considering this movies