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Silk Stockings
Genre: Musical

Reviewed In Issue 79 (Dec 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Janis Paige & Peter Lorre

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes a new 10-minute featurette Cole Porter In Hollywood: Satin & Silk hosted by Cyd Charisse, the 2-minute Dorothy Stone and Bob Hope musical short film Paree, Paree, the nine minute Poet And Peasant Overture, behind-the-scenes notes, and a waste-of-time cast and crew selection.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 65629
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(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): 117
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1957
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 04/22/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Rouben Mamoulian
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Story Synopsis:
Peter Boroff (Wim Sonneveld) is a Russian composer living in Paris, working for a movie producer (Astaire), and writing the score for his next musical. Nina Yoschenko (Paige), a tough and hardened woman comrade, is sent to take him back to Moscow. But when she meets the charming movie man, she surprisingly finds herself being seduced by him and the Silk Stockings she has discovered while in his company. Suggested by

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced DVD, framed at 2.40:1, exhibits this classic picture with satisfying image quality despite certain certain dated characteristics. There are scenes utilizing a soft focus, but otherwise the picture is generally sharp. While colors seem just slightly washed out, hues are otherwise well balanced like fleshtones. The source element, though mostly clean, is revealing of a few flecks of dirt and minor artifacts. Distractions like pixelization and edge enhancement are minor. (Suzanne Hodges)

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