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Walt: The Man Behind The Myth
Genre: Documentary

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

Walt Disney

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2
DD Sound Rating: 2.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 5
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Special Features
Special features include "An Intimate View," which offers reflections from those who knew Walt (28 minutes); an opportunity to meet six Disney Legends (32 minutes) and six Actors, Directors & Friends (32 minutes); an eight-minute making-of "The Man Behind The Myth," four location visits narrated by daughter Diane Disney Miller; intimate home movies, and a Web link to the Disney Family Museum.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Walt Disney Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 28120
(MPAA Rating): TV-G
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(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): No
(Running Time In Minutes): 119
(Color Type): Color With B/W Sequences
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2001
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 10/08/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Jean-Pierre Isbouts
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Narrated by Dick Van Dyke, "Walt: The Man Behind The Myth" is a look back on the life of this talented and famous man. With close to fifty different people sharing their thoughts and memories, never-before-seen home movies, and behind-the-scenes footage this film depicts the true story of Walt Disney and shows what a truly great man he was. (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
Image quality for this non-anamorphic 1.66:1 DVD is nothing to brag about, but rarely are documentaries the type of movie to showcase in your home theatre. The picture is comprised from various film sources, from low-contrast black-and-white segments to blurry stock footage. As expected, the various source elements are also riddled with artifacts, scratches and grain. New interviews that were conducted for the documentary appear quite soft, but colors are nicely balanced. Moir

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