Pen Densham's 1995 feature film version of Moll Flanders, starring Robin Wright, Morgan Freeman, and Stockard Channing -- one of two adaptations of the Daniel Defoe story from the mid-'90s -- comes to DVD in a low-priced but very handsome edition. The film-to-video transfer is state-of-the-art, revealing useful and usable picture information even in the most darkly lit scenes. The cinematography, production design, and costumes are presented in glittering clarity that captures the movie's mix of exquisite detail and harsh realism; the filth and grime of the street settings are offered in relief just as sharp as the costuming and sumptuous decor of many of the interiors. The entire disc has a wonderful glow to it, even in the bleakest sequences, that makes it a treat for the eye. The 2.35:1 aspect ratio accurately captures the movie's original Panavision image, and the richness of the transfer is so impressive that even those viewers who retain a prejudice against letterboxing will want to watch this release, just for those images. Issued as part of MGM Home Entertainment's low-priced Contemporary Classics series, the 122-minute movie has been given an adequate 16 chapters and comes with the original trailer. The latter, offered in a 1.85:1 transfer, assembles the most fiercely erotic, dramatic, and animated scenes into a somewhat overheated but entertaining teaser for the movie. The disc opens automatically to a simple two-layer menu and includes options for French and Spanish subtitles. The 5.1 Surround Sound spreads the audio, including Mark Mancina's score -- a mixture of English folk music and modern orchestral styles -- around one's room in exquisite detail, and at a healthy volume.