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Anchor Bay's DiviMax Day of the Dead DVD
(Article by Neil Fawcett, added 9-Aug-2003)

This month sees the release of Anchor Bay's second Day of the Dead DVD. A number of sites have already produced detailed reviews of this DVD. Anyone interesting in a clear description of what this DVD offers should read The Web Of Horrors review of it.

This article is not aimed at reviewing it, but to simply demonstrate the improvement in image quality between Anchor Bays's first Day of the Dead DVD, produced in 1998, and their latest one. To do this, four images have been selected at random from the film and are then shown as a captured still frame from both DVDs. This will hopefully give the reader an indication of the difference in image quality between the two versions. Both DVDs presented the film in 1.85:1 ration, but only the new one offers it in enhance for 16x9 TVs.

On each comparison the first image is from the original 1998 release, and the second is from the new release.

The first comparison is a close up of a zombie in the opening scene in the movie.
Original DVD
The new image appears to not be so 'overloaded' by contrast and colour.

The second comparison is a shot of Dr Logan in a meeting.
Original DVD
The lower contrast and colour levels are clearly apparent again.

The third comparison is a shot in the dark caves.
Original DVD
Far more detail can now be seen, especially in the darker areas of the image.

The final comparison is a zombie in the dark caves.
Original DVD
A clear example of the lower colour levels, and the higher levels of detail especially in the darker areas of the image.

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