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Hustler, The
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 64 (Sept 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Paul Newman, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott, Jackie Gleason, Myron McCormick & Murray Hamilton

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 2
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes one large cast, filmmaker, film critic, and historian audio commentary track with Paul Newman, Carol Rossen, Dede Allen, Stefan Sierasch, Ulu Grosbard, Richard Schickel, and Jeff Young; a new featurette with new interviews (The Hustler: The Inside Story); five How To Make The Shot segments for those wannabe pool sharks; and a THX Optimizer

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2004213
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $19.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 135
(Color Type): Black & White
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1961
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/04/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

 Credits Information

(Director): Robert Rossen
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Pool player

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD offers a nicely rendered black-and-white picture. Images on the DVD of this Oscar-winning film for cinematography are slightly soft, and fine definition are somewhat wanting. Still, details can be nicely rendered. The gray scale is nicely balanced, and centers at newspaper gray. Edge enhancement and pixelization are not a problem. The picture is generally smooth and solid, and should be quite satisfying. (Suzanne Hodges)

The Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo soundtrack is very feebly stereophonic, so you