MGM and Fox weren't fiddling around when they elected
to put out this new 40th Anniversary edition of the classic
musical "Fiddler on the Roof". Based on the popular Broadway
production which originally featured Zero Mostel, "Fiddler"
has become one of those classics that almost every local
theater puts on because it's so well known and beloved.
Image & Sound: This special edition on Blu-ray from
MGM (prepared and distributed by Fox) is a marked improvement
from previous editions of the film. Keep in mind that "Fiddler"
looks intentionally soft. This edition is no exception but
detail still looks quite nice and colors pop. The film has
NOT been overprocessed as there is visible film grain. I
would temper your expectations though as the film is 40
years old and while it looks much better than many films
from the same time frame that have been released on Blu-ray,
this edition is NOT going to look like a recently shot film.
There's some obvious edge enhancement and some other
artifacts that crop up from time to time. Over all this
is a nice looking if imperfect presentation of the film
in high def. *** The audio sounds splendid. ---