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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Road To Perdition
Widescreen / DTS & Dolby Digital
Genre: Drama

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

Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Stanley Tucci, Daniel Craig & Tyler Hoechlin

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: 5
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary by director Sam Mendes, eleven deleted scenes with optional audio commentary, a promo for the CD soundtrack, cast and filmmaker bios, production notes, and a photo gallery. The 25-minute HBO making-of special included on the Dolby Digital-only edition is not included here.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): DreamWorks Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 90364
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Violence and language
(Retail Price): $26.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 117
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2002
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 02/25/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Sam Mendes
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  WSR Narrative Review
Special Notes:
Available in three editions: (1) widescreen/Dolby Digital, (2) widescreen/DTS & Dolby Digital, (3) full screen/Dolby Digital.

Story Synopsis:
Director Sam Mendes follows his Oscar

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a picture that is gorgeously stylized, with sweeping Conrad Hall cinematography and impeccable production designs by Dennis Gassner, to create the 1930s setting of the film. (This would be Hall

The 5.1-channel audio presentations have been particularly well-recorded and produced, with quite an abundance of spatiality to boot. The fidelity is certainly reflective of the current state-of-the-art. The most prominent multichannel sound element is the music, which sounds wonderful and fully engulfs the listener. Also associated with the music is a full-bodied low-end, with frequent engagement of the LFE channel. Distribution of sound effects is generally gentle to moderate in nature, yet appropriately so. This, of course, is in the absence of the dramatically heightened sequences with gunshots, which really energize the listening space and the low-end as well, with prominent LFE channel engagement. The dialogue sounds wonderful, with natural tonality and convincing spatial integration. The DTS Digital Surround version exhibits slightly more refined soundstage definition and has a little more

This Disc Contains The Following WSR-Rated Superb Qualities:
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