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One Hour Photo
Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 71 (Apr 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Robin Williams, Connie Nielsen, Michael Vartan, Gary Cole, Erin Daniels, Clark Gregg, Nick Searcy, Dylan Smith & Eriq La Salle

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features include audio commentary with director Mark Romanek and actor Robin Williams, a Cinemax making-of featurette, The Charlie Rose show featuring Williams and Romanek, The Sundance Channel

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2006221
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Sexual content and language
(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): 96
(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): 02/18/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Mark Romanek
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  WSR Narrative Review
Special Notes:
Also available in a separate 1.33:1 (4:3) modified full screen edition.

Story Synopsis:
Sy Parrish (Williams) is a lonely clerk working in the One Hour Photo department at the SavMart and living vicariously through the photos of the seemingly picture-perfect Yorkin family. But when he discovers that their lives are not perfect

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture offers sharp and detailed images, with generally satisfying contrast and shadow delineation. Colors vary in saturation; perhaps a stylization to depict the variable results in photo developing. At times, colors can touch oversaturation, with vibrant blues, greens, and reds, while other scenes can have a sort of milky or desaturated appearance by comparison. At times, the picture can appear overly dim. Edge enhancement can be bothersome at times, and there is also some pixelization noticed. (Suzanne Hodges)

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