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Four Feathers, The
2002 / Widescreen
Genre: Drama

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

Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Kate Hudson, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Sheen, Rupert Penry-Jones & Kris Marshall

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary by director Shekhar Kapur, the 16-minute A Journey From Within featurette, the 17-minute A Historical Perspective, six 3- to 5-minute featurettes, (The Sounds Of East And West, The Battle Of Abou Clea, The Mystery Of The Desert, The Friendship Of Abou Fatma, A Journey Of Self Discovery, and Surviving The Prison), and the theatrical trailer. There is also an up-front ad.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 33723
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

For intense battle sequences, disturbing images, violence, and some sensuality.
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 130
(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

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(Director): Shekhar Kapur
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Special Notes:
Also available in a separate 1.33:1 (4:3) modified full screen edition.

Story Synopsis:
Based on A.E.W. Mason

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD exhibits a picture that is quite suitable for the late 1800s setting of the film. Images are pleasantly sharp, with nicely rendered detail and definition. Many interior and night scenes are quite dark, lit only by candlelight, but shadow delineation is quite acceptable for those circumstances. But unfortunately, edge enhancement can be a problem with this DVD, and there is enough pixelization to give the picture a distracting

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