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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Comedy

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

Al Pacino, Catherine Keener, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Jay Mohr & Rachel Roberts

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: 4.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): N6124
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Some sensuality
(Retail Price): $26.98
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer/Dual Layer (DVD14)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 118
(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): 01/21/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Andrew Niccol
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Critically acclaimed director Viktor Taransky (Pacino) has nearly lost it all

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD offers a stylized picture that can have a warm, sunlit character, the sepia-toned quality of an old photograph, or other times can be cold and isolating with blue or green filters. Images are sharp and nicely detailed, with satisfying contrast and shadow delineation. Reminiscent of Andrew Niccols

The Dolby Digital Surround EX and DTS-ES soundtracks both sound wonderful. Thanks in large part to the remixing and remastering effort at MiCasa Multimedia, the soundstage presentation is impressively spacious and engaging. The music has a holosonic