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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 68 (Jan 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Olivier Martinez, Erik Per Sullivan, Zeljko Ivanek & Dominic Chianese

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features include two audio commentary tracks: one feature-length commentary with director Adrian Lyne, and a scene-specific commentary with actors Diane Lane and Olivier Martinez. Additional features include the 16-minute "An Affair To Remember" featurette; a nine minute segment on film editing with legendary editor Anne V. Coates; a 19-minute Charlie Rose interview segment with Adrian Lyne, Diane Lane, and Richard Gere; separate conversations with Richard Gere, Diane Lane, and Olivier Martinez; and interactive director

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2005899
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Sexuality, language, and a scene of violence
(Retail Price): $27.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 124
(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): 12/17/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Adrian Lyne
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  WSR Narrative Review
Special Notes:
Also available in a separate full screen version.

Story Synopsis:
After suffering a minor accident in a major windstorm, happily married Connie Sumner (Lane) meets Paul Martel (Martinez), a good-looking young Frenchman. Unable to get him off her mind, Connie keeps finding excuses to be in Paul

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD has a dim, softly focused characteristic that seems to complement the mood of the picture. That said, details are nicely rendered. Colors are well balanced with warm fleshtones and deep blacks. There is minor, occasionally noticed pixelization, but edge enhancement is not a problem. (Suzanne Hodges)

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