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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Musical

Reviewed In Issue 76 (Sept 2003) Of Widescreen Review®


WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: 4.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary by director Rob Marshall and screenwriter Bill Condon, a 28-minute behind-the-scenes special (with footage of rehearsals that will take anyone with a background in theatre or high school drama back to those memories), and a (thankfully) deleted musical number "Class." There are also some bonus trailers.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Miramax Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 30700
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Sexual content and dialogue, violence and thematic elements
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 113
(Color Type): Color With B/W Sequences
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2002
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/19/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Rob Marshall
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  WSR Narrative Review
Special Notes:
Available separately in a modified 1.33:1 (4:3) full screen version.

Story Synopsis:
Ladies and gentlemen, I now present to you an Oscar

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a picture that is sharp and detailed, with some slight softly focused scenes to help set the period of the film. Many of the dim scenes in the prison end up providing superb contrast for the neon lights of the performances. The red and blue lighting provides a glow that jazzes up the musical numbers. Courtroom scenes have a more understated appearance, with neutral browns that visually contrast what

The 5.1 soundtrack presentations feature fantastic fidelity. As expected, the music has been wonderfully recorded and has a nicely enveloping, engaging soundstage presence. However, for those who are expecting aggressive, energetic soundstaging, the listening experience might be a little underwhelming. Nonetheless, the dimensional presence, especially across the screen channels, is panoramic and abundantly immersive. For the musical numbers, there

This Disc Contains The Following WSR-Rated Superb Qualities:
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