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Emperor's New Clothes, The
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 70 (Mar 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Ian Holm, Iben Hjejle & Tim McInnerny

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 34081
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

Brief language
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 107
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2001
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/10/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Alan Taylor
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After being exiled to St. Helena Island, Napoleon Bonaparte (Holm) has other plans in mind. Changing places with his look-alike, a man named Eugene Lenormand, Napoleon signs on as a galley hand on a ship he assumes is bound for France. After a series of mishaps he finally makes his way to Paris where he plans to reclaim his throne as the emperor of France. "The Emperor

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD offers a picture with contrast that seems to be slightly low. Images can be generally sharp, but fine details and clarity are somewhat lacking. Colors are well balanced, and the period costumes are nicely presented with rich reds, patriotic blues, and warm browns. Blacks are generally deep, but can be undefined. There is some minor grain and occasional dirt noticed in the source element. Edge enhancement is a problem at times, and pixelization can create a

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