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McCabe & Mrs. Miller
Genre: Western

Reviewed In Issue 63 (Aug 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Rene Auberjonois & William Devane

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 1.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary by director and producer, a behind-the-scenes documentary, cast & crew filmographies, and the theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 11055
(MPAA Rating): R
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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): 121
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1971
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/04/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Robert Altman
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After arriving in the quaint little mining town of Presbyterian Church, gambler John McCabe has dreams of setting up business there. With construction underway for his saloon and gambling house he receives a proposition from new girl in town, bordello madam Constance Miller. Constance suggests that they become partners and convinces him that they can

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD definitely has dated characteristics. The Vilmos Zsigmond cinematography offers stylized characteristics which create a dingy appearance. Images are intentionally soft and detail is wanting. The color scheme is well-suited for the western theme, and hues are weak with pale blacks. Contrast is quite low, and visual information is limited in the darker scenes. The source element is revealing of film grain, dirt, and artifacts, contributing to the dated appearance of the picture. (Suzanne Hodges)

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