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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Thriller

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

Vin Diesel, Asia Argento, Marton Csokas & Samuel L. Jackson

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features found in the Xander Zone include director

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 08293
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Violence, non-stop action sequences, sensuality, drug content and language
(Retail Price): $27.96
(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): 12/31/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Rob Cohen
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Also available in a separate full screen edition.

Story Synopsis:
Xander Cage (Diesel) is an extreme sports enthusiast with the nickname of "xXx" because of a large tattoo covering his back and neck. After finding himself in jail, the illustrated man is blackmailed...I mean, recruited by the government

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD exhibits a picture with a stylized color scheme. Depending on the scene, the picture can be filtered with warm golden hues or icy blues that create a cold appearance. Otherwise, colors can be naturally balanced and richly saturated, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. Contrast and shadow delineation are nicely rendered, with pleasing visual information in the darker scenes. Pixelization is evident, causing minor image breakup in finer details and creating a

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