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
Up The Sandbox
Genre: Comedy Drama

Reviewed In Issue 75 (Aug 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Barbra Streisand & David Selby

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 2
DTS Sound Rating: NA
Download WSR Review
Reference Systems
Critics' Composite Score: 3
Internet Links

Special Features
Bonus features include cast and crew filmographies, an audio commentary track by Barbra Streisand, an additional commentary track by director Irvin Kershner, and a 10-minute The Moviemakers on-location in East Africa with Barbra Streisand featurette.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 11325
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $19.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 98
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1972
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 07/01/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Irvin Kershner
(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
Special Notes:
Also available in the "Barbra Streisand Collection."

Story Synopsis:
Based on the novel by Anne Richardson Roiphe, Up The Sandbox follows the attempts of Margaret Reynolds (Streisand) to tell her husband that she is pregnant with another child. Normally a joyous occasion for a married couple, she and Paul (Selby) are clearly growing apart, and the neglected Margaret avoids the confrontation by escaping into bizarre fantasies and daydreams. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits a picture that has dated characteristics, but with color fidelity that can be quite natural. Hues are nicely saturated, with accurate fleshtones and generally deep blacks. Images are generally sharp and detailed, though some scenes can be softly focused. The source element is revealing of some minor film grain and occasional flecks of dirt. There is some minor smearing and pixel breakup noticed, and edge enhancement is minimal. (Suzanne Hodges)

The Dolby