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Seven Years In Tibet

Genre: Drama

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

Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, B.D. Wong, Mako, Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuk

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: 4
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 00874
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Rated PG-13 for some violent sequences.
(Retail Price): $26.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 136
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1997
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/04/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Jean-Jacques Annaud
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Based on the book by Heinrich Harrer, Brad Pitt stars in "Seven Years In Tibet" as the famous Austrian mountaineer who was befriended by the young Dalai Lama.

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced Superbit 2.40:1 DVD picture exhibits subtle improvements for a smoother, cleaner picture when compared to the previously released DVD. Details which broke apart on the previous version are more solid on the Superbit version, and apparent edge enhancement is slightly minimized. Colors are rich and well balanced, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. Contrast and shadow delineation are also nicely balanced. (Suzanne Hodges)

The Dolby Digital 5.1-channel soundtrack is a new encoding at 448 kbps, but otherwise is undistinguished from the corresponding audio for the previous DVD. The DTS Digital Surround version seems a bit distinguished in comparison, as a result of slight yet apparent refinements in low-end definition and spatiality. Much of this soundtrack is characterized by relative quiescence, yet with a gentle, quite palpable perception of holosonic

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