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Man Without A Past, The
Genre: Comedy Drama

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

Markku Peltola, Kati Outinen & Annikki T

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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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 00220
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Some violence
(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): 97
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2002
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/07/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Aki Kaurism
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After being beaten almost to death in a park one night, the man (Peltola) is pronounced dead by a doctor in a hospital. However, he suddenly sits up, gets dressed, and walks out of his room. After being taken in and cared for by a charitable woman the stranger discovers that he has no memory of his former life, and The Man Without A Past works towards building a new future for himself. As he makes acquaintances and friends and becomes romantically involved with Irma (Outinen), the man with no name is happy with his life and where it is headed. But when his wife and his past catch up with him, suddenly nothing makes sense and he has to come to terms with who he really is. (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture exhibits a generally pleasing picture, with images that can besharp and detailed at times. Colors are rich and warm, with fleshtones that can appear slightly orange, and blacks that are deep, but undefined. The picture can appear a bit

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