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Day Of The Dolphin, The
Genre: Thriller

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

George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere & Paul Sorvino

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2.5
DD Sound Rating: 2
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Special Features
Includes a trivia gallery, a 12-minute interview with screenwriter Buck Henry, a seven minute interview with actress Leslie Charleson, a 13-minute interview with actor Edward Herrmann, Fa and Bee biographies, and an essay by film critic Nathan Rabin.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Home Vision Entertainment
(Catalog Number): DAY 070
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $29.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 104
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1973
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 07/29/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Mike Nichols
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
"The Day Of The Dolphin," based on a novel by Robert Merle, is an emotionally charged drama about a man and his beloved dolphins. George C. Scott stars as Jake Terrell, who along with his wife Maggie (Van Devere) teach two dolphins, Fa and Bee, to speak English. When word of Terrell

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a picture that can be nicely saturated, but with a certain dated fidelity. Other scenes can appear downright washed out, faded, or hazy. Images are generally sharp, though finer details can be limited. The source element is revealing of film grain, dirt, and scratches, though some scenes can appear quite clean. Edge enhancement can be a problem, and there is occasional shimmering and minor pixelization. (Suzanne Hodges)

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