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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Beautiful Mind, A
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 62 (July 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Paul Bettany, Adam Goldberg, Judd Hirsch, Josh Lucas, Anthony Rapp & Christopher Plummer

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Disc One of this two-disc set includes audio commentary with director Ron Howard, audio commentary with screenwriter Akiva Goldsman, deleted scenes with introduction and optional commentary by Ron Howard, production notes, cast and filmmaker biographies, and DVD-ROM enhancements. Disc Two is comprised of several Ron Howard-involved featurettes including visual effects, casting, music score, age progression, the 23-minute Inside A Beautiful Mind, the five-minute A Beautiful Partnership: Ron Howard & Brian Grazer, and the eight-minute Inside A Writer

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Video
(Catalog Number): 21450
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Intense thematic material, sexual content, and a scene of violence
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Two-disc set
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 135
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2001
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/25/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Ron Howard
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
John Forbes Nash, Jr. (Crowe) has

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a pleasing picture, with images that are nicely detailed, though slightly soft at times. Colors are often rendered with warm hues that complement the storytelling, much of which takes place during the

The Dolby

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  WSR DVD-ROM Review
DVD-ROM Enhancements Rating:

DVD-ROM Review:
Do not let the back cover of Beautiful Mind fool you. Yes, it loads into InterActual's Player 2, and yes, it does have DVD-ROM compatibility, but no, it does not have DVD-ROM features. The only features you will actually find that can only be accessed through your DVD-ROM drive are the Web links to Universal's home page and InterActual's help page. By all means, keep this title as far away from your PC as possible.