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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Hello, Dolly!
Genre: Musical

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

Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford, Marianne McAndrew & Louis Armstrong

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Though not listed on the disc's jacket, the DVD includes a vintage featurette and trailers.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2007582
(MPAA Rating): G
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $14.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 148
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1969
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/19/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Gene Kelly
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  WSR Narrative Review
Special Notes:
DVD jacket mislabels the soundtrack as 2.0 (it is 4.0) and the aspect ratio as 2.35:1 (it is 2.20:1).

Story Synopsis:
Based on the stage play produced on the New York Stage by David Merrick, the book of the stage play by Michael Stewart, and "The Matchmaker" by Thornton Wilder, "Hello, Dolly!" is Gene Kelly

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced DVD exhibits a picture with a color scheme that gives a nostalgic feeling to this classic musical. Presented in its 2.20:1 Todd-AO aspect ratio (despite the 2.35:1 claim found on the jacket) and created from a 65mm interpositive, hues can be subtle and natural, with lots of neutral browns and brownish fleshtones. Other times, the lovely costumes and sets reveal bold reds and bright violets. Images are generally sharp and detailed, though some scenes appear softly focused or slightly smeared. There are a few flecks of dirt noticed in the source element, but otherwise the picture is quite clean. There really isn

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