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Laramie Project, The
Genre: Docudrama

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

Dylan Baker, Stephen Belber, Tom Bower, Clancy Brown, Steve Buscemi, Nestor Carbonelli, Kathleen Chalfant, Jeremy Davies, Clea Duvall, Michael Emerson, Noah Fleiss, Peter Fonda, Ben Foster, Janeane Garofalo, Amanda Gronich, Mercedes Herrero, Bill Irwin, Joshua Jackson, Terry Kinney, Laura Linney, Amy Madigan, Camryn Manheim, Margo Martindale, John McAdams, James Murtaugh, Andy Paris, Summer Phoenix, Greg Pierotti, Barbara Pitts, Christina Ricci, Richard Riehle, Kelli Simpkins, Lois Smith, Frances Sternhagen & Mark Webber

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 5
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Special Features
Includes extensive cast and crew biographies, making-of production notes, and two featurettes.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): HBO Home Video
(Catalog Number): 91897
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $24.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 95
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2002
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/25/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Mois
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Helmed by its original stage director Mois

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture has a documentary feel with lots of extremely close-up shots of characters and varying qualities, including stock news footage. Colors appear very well balanced, with accurate fleshtones, rich hues and deep blacks. Some scenes are intentionally grainy, while others seem flat and undefined. Pixelization and edge enhancement are often noticed. (Suzanne Hodges)

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