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Smallville: The Complete First Season
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 78 (Nov 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Tom Welling, Kristin Kreuk, Michael Rosenbaum, Eric Johnson, Sam Jones III, Allison Mack, Annette O'Toole & John Schneider

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4.5
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Special Features
Two audio commentary tracks are found on Disc One of this six-disc set (for the pilot and Metamorphosis). Disc Six adds deleted scenes with optional commentary, a seven-minute storyboard montage for the pilot, an interactive tour of Smallville, promotional spots, and DVD-ROM content.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 24255
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $64.92
(DVD Type): Six-Disc Set
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 921
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2001-02
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 09/23/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): David Nutter, Michael Watkins, Philip Sgriccia, Greg Beeman, James Frawley, Jim Contner, Chris Long, Cherie Bennett, Jeff Gottesfeld, David Carson, D.J. Caruso, Robert Singer, Michael Katleman, James Marshall, Paul Shapiro, Terrence O'Hara & Michael Katleman
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The name Clark Kent is recognizable to generations of fans, but never before has there been an interpretation of the Superman legend quite like Smallville. Growing up in Smallville, Kansas, Clark Kent (Welling) is a teenager who is slowly discovering his destiny as the champion of justice who will one day be known the world over as Superman. Someday, he

DVD Picture:
The DVD set features anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1-framed episodes exhibiting a fully saturated color palette, with fleshtones that appear naturally balanced, bold colors (especially reds), and deep blacks. Images are sharp and detailed, though some scenes are softly focused or can appear somewhat smeared. There is quite a bit of pixelization, causing a

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