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Ring, The
Genre: Horror

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

Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, David Dorfman, Jane Alexander & Brian Cox

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: 5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): DreamWorks Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 89980
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Thematic elements, disturbing images, language and some drug references
(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): 115
(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): 03/04/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

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

Story Synopsis:
"The Ring" of the telephone is their first warning

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD has a cold, desaturated appearance that visually enhances the chilling storytelling, with lots of blue and gray overtones. Viewing in a completely blackened room is recommended, particularly for the darker scenes, as visual information quickly drops off to undefined blacks. The stylized picture has a gritty texture provided by inherent film grain. Edge enhancement is not much of a problem with this title, but finer details occasionally break up from minor pixelization. (Suzanne Hodges)

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