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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Thriller

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

Jason Patric, Ray Liotta, Busta Rhymes, John Ortiz, Krista Bridges, Richard Chevolleau & Chi McBride

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary by writer/director Joe Carnahan and editor John Gilroy, two 13-minute featurettes Narc: Making The Deal and Narc: The Visual Trip, the 19-minute Shooting Up featurette, and the 10-minute Narc: The Friedkin Connection segment.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 34183
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For strong brutal violence, drug content, and pervasive language
(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): 105
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2002
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/17/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Joe Carnahan
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After being suspended from the police force, undercover Narc officer Nick Tellis (Patric) is lured back to duty to investigate the murder of a fellow officer. Teamed up with Henry Oak (Liotta), the dead cop

DVD Picture:
The anamorpically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a picture with color stylizations that leave the picture awash in blue overtones and high contrast with blown out bluish whites. Images are sharp and detailed, though there are a few times when the picture has a slightly smeared appearance. The dim visual style of the picture nicely complements the setting and storytelling. Minor pixelization and edge enhancement are noticed on occasion. (Suzanne Hodges)

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