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Bionicle: Mask Of Light
Genre: Computer Animation

Reviewed In Issue 79 (Dec 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

The Voice Talents Of Jason Michas, Andrew Francis, Scott McNeil, Lee Tockar, Christopher Gaze, Kathleen Barr, Dale Wilson, Michael Dobson, Trevor Devall, Scott McNeil, Jason Michas, Lesley Ewen, Dale Wilson, Chiara Zanni, Michael Dobson, Doc Harris, Lee Tockar & Scott McNeil

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: 4
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary with directors Terry Shakespeare and David Molina; a nine-minute making-of featurette; an interactive island of Mata-Nui that offers different selection points that allow you to discover more about the world and characters of Bionicle; a

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Miramax Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 29065
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

Action violence and scary images
(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): 74
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2003
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 09/16/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Terry Shakespeare & David Molina
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Unity, duty, and destiny. That is the essence of Bionicle and life on the island of Mata-Nui. With the mysterious Mask Of Light as their guide, a group of Toa set out to save their island from the evil Makuta and his menacing sidekick beast Rahkshi. The Lego toys come to life in this CGI adventure. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits a unique visual experience with CGI animation. Colors are rich and well balanced, with bright blues and reds, and deep blacks. Details, textures and sharpness are quite satisfying, though the picture

The 5.1 audio presentation delivers a generally engaging, active soundstage experience with very good fidelity that is of perceptibly neutral tonality. There is a characteristic balance of the soundstage toward the screen channels though, and therefore the true sense of holosonic