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Ballistic: Ecks Vs. Sever
Genre: Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 69 (Feb 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Antonio Banderas, Lucy Liu, Gregg Henry, Ray Park, Talisa Soto & Miguel Sandoval

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Includes a Know Your Enemy game (kinda like Rock, Paper, Scissors), a 13-minute HBO First Look making-of featurette, and cast and crew filmographies.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 23416
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Strong violence
(Retail Price): $26.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 91
(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): 12/24/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Kaos
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
"Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever" finds two former government agents in a white-knuckle battle to see who can get their hands on a remarkable weapon

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture is dim by nature, with much of the story taking place at night. Contrast is well balanced and visual information in the darker scenes is very nicely rendered. Images are quite sharp and detailed, with satisfying definition and clarity. The stylish picture offers well-balanced colors, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. At times, the color scheme can appear slightly desaturated for visual intrigue. There is some edge enhancement noticed in the higher contrast scenes, but otherwise goes unnoticed. Occasionally, pixelization causes visual break up of finer details. (Suzanne Hodges)

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