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Cool World
Genre: Fantasy Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 80 (Jan 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Kim Basinger, Gabriel Byrne & Brad Pitt

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 32356
(MPAA Rating): PG13
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(Retail Price): $14.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 102
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1992
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 11/11/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Ralph Bakshi
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
While in jail, a cartoonist (Byrne) creates a comic strip fantasy world where his mind can escape the confines of his cell. "Cool World" (an outrageous mix of animation and live action) is inhabited by doodles (cartoons), one of whom is the ultimate fantasy woman, Holli Would. It is actually an alternate universe from which the toonsmith has been manipulated into creating a conduit to the real world for the toons to become human. Holli seduces her toonsmith and becomes human (Basinger) and flees to Las Vegas, with a cop (Pitt), the only other human in Cool World, in hot pursuit. (Gary Reber)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture exhibits generally sharp images that can nicely textured, though there are scenes that are quite soft with occasional smearing. Colors are nicely rendered, with the doodles appearing quite solid and richly saturated, though the

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