There are plenty of customer reviews of this superb film already - wonderful acting by all the cast; great directing and a deft adaptation, though it takes liberties with Updike's novel. An absolute classic which is great fun to watch again and again.
My gripe, here, is with the print of the Warner Home Video DVD. Poor picture quality, particularly in the first half hour, is a huge disappointment. And the sound is not that good, either. The age of the film is no excuse. I watched, the day before, an immaculate and sparkling print of the Bette Davis classic NOW VOYAGER, so if a 1940s movie can look that good, Warners should have done better with this 1987 film.
This happens time and again with a good many DVDs. Often the original film frame turns out to be cropped, to fit old fashioned television screens. Frequently, the picture quality resembles something shot on a VHS video and crudely transferred. And the annoying part of all this is that there is little on the labeling to warn one of what is on the disc.
It's time DVD manufacturers paid more attention to quality. We are bombarded with messages about how wicked it is to pirate videos, and quite right, too. But from the customer's point of view, passing off an inferior recording as a quality product is also a form of piracy.