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La Femme Nikita

MGM / Special Edition
Genre: Action Adventure

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

Anne Parillaud, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Tcheky Karyo, Jeanne Moreau & Jean Bouise

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 5
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Special Features
This Special Edition DVD includes the five minute The Sound Of Nikita segment featuring composer Eric Serra; a 21-minute making-of featurette, which includes cast and crew interviews; an interactive Programming Nikita

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): MGM Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 1004703
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $24.98
(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): 1990
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 07/01/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Luc Besson
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
"La Femme Nikita" (aka "Nikita") is Luc Besson

DVD Picture:
This new anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits what appears to be the same transfer as the 2000 previously released anamorphic edition, which was obviously an improvement over the 1997 Trimark released non-anamorphic DVD. Though not pristine, the picture is generally sharp, with fine detail occasionally well rendered. Color fidelity is well balanced, with rich, vibrant hues, and neon lights that penetrate a deep black background in the earlier scenes. Film grain is revealed throughout. A bit of pixelization is noticed, and finer details occasionally flicker and break up. Edge enhancement can also be a distraction. (Suzanne Hodges)

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