Basic Information on new release titles is posted as soon as titles are announced. Once reviewed, additional data is added to the database.
WSR Detailed DVD Review
Auto Focus
Genre: Drama

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

Greg Kinnear, Willem Dafoe, Rita Wilson, Kurt Fuller, Maria Bello & Ron Liebman

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
Download WSR Review
Reference Systems
Critics' Composite Score: 3
Internet Links

Special Features
Includes three audio commentary tracks: one with director Paul Schrader, a second with writer Michael Gerbosi and producers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, and the third with stars Greg Kinnear and Willem Dafoe. Also includes the 50-minute documentary "Murder In Scottsdale" (presented here in two parts), a seven-minute making-of featurette, and five deleted scenes with optional commentary.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 10386
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Strong sexuality, nudity, language, some drug use and violence
(Retail Price): $26.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition):
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 106
(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): 03/18/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Paul Schrader
(Screenplay/Written By): Subscribe Now!
(Story): Subscribe Now!
(Music): Subscribe Now!
(Director Of Photography): Subscribe Now!
(Production Designer): Subscribe Now!
(Visual Effects): Subscribe Now!
(Costume Designer): Subscribe Now!
(Editor): Subscribe Now!
(Supervising Sound Editors): Subscribe Now!
(Re-Recording Mixers): Subscribe Now!
(Executive Producers): Subscribe Now!
(Co-Producers): Subscribe Now!
(Producers): Subscribe Now!
(Academy Awards): Subscribe Now!

  DVD Picture Information

(Principal Photography): Subscribe Now!
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): Subscribe Now!
(Measured DVD Anamorphic Aspect Ratio): Subscribe Now!
(Measured DVD Letterbox Aspect Ratio): Subscribe Now!

  DVD Sound Information

(DVD Soundtrack): Subscribe Now!
(Theatrical Sound): Subscribe Now!
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack): Subscribe Now!
(DTS Bit Rate): Subscribe Now!
(Dolby Digital Bit Rate): Subscribe Now!
(Additional Languages): Subscribe Now!
(Subtitles): Subscribe Now!
(WSR Superb Sound Qualities): Subscribe Now!

  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Based upon the book "The Murder Of Bob Crane" by Robert Graysmith, "Auto Focus" focuses on the star of the 1960s television series Hogan

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a picture that nicely depicts the era in which the story takes place. Images are sharp and detailed, with nicely rendered contrast and shadow delineation. Colors can be fully saturated with excellent balance, but are also stylized to visually represent the TV show Hogan

The Dolby