Reviewer's Rating 3 out of 5   User Rating 4 out of 5
Under Milk Wood DVD (1973)

Based on the radio play by Dylan Thomas, this film of the lives of the residents of a little Welsh village boasts a tremendously talented cast. Richard Burton's narration is easily the highlight of a tale, now transferred onto a reasonable DVD.

There are plenty of darkly lit scenes, especially in the opening of the film, but the DVD transfer copes quite well with detail that's not lost in a flurry of grain. The print is a little tired-looking but the colours are fine.

The 2.0 sound mix is mono and carries Burton's rich burr quite adequately.

Extra features are made-up of a trailer and small picture gallery.

Chapters: 18
Region: 2
Ratio: 1.85:1 (Anamorphic)
Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0 (mono)
Extra Features: Scene selection, image gallery, trailer, subtitles.

End Credits

Director: Andrew Sinclair, Les Orton

Writer: Dylan Thomas

Stars: Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter O'Toole, Glynis Johns, Siân Phillips, Vivien Merchant, Victor Spinetti, Ryan Davies

Genre: Drama

Length: 87 minutes

Original: 1973

DVD: 28 May 2001

Country: USA