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One Flew Over The Cuckoo
Two-Disc Special Edition
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 66 (Nov 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher & William Redfield

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 5
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Special Features
Disc One includes audio commentary with director Milos Forman and producers Michael Douglas and Saul Zaentz, cast and crew filmographies, and an awards list. Disc Two includes a 47-minute chaptered making-of documentary, eight additional scenes, and the theatrical trailer. Unfortunately, the Continue selection on the first menu page of Disc Two leads you to believe that there are more features, when you just come to a DVD credits page.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 37463
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $26.99
(DVD Type): Two Disc Set: DVD-9/DVD-5
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 133
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1975
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/24/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Milos Forman
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Based on the novel by Ken Kesey,

DVD Picture:
This new anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture exhibits a considerably cleaner picture with sharper images when compared to the previously released non-anamorphic DVD. Colors appear to be better saturated, with more natural fleshtones. Contrast is much higher, though brighter backgrounds and windows tend to appear blown out. There is also a noticeable lack of finer details on the new DVD, like the grids on the windows in the hospital or even tree branches disappear, but are fully discernable on the older version, which could be related to the overuse of digital video noise reduction. Edge enhancement can be a problem, and pixelization is occasionally noticed. (Suzanne Hodges)

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