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Ninja Scroll
10th Anniversary Special Edition
Genre: Animé

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

Stars The English Voice Talents Of Rudy Luzion, Dean Elliot, Wendee Day, Richard George, Richard Hayworth, Richard Barnes, Jenny Haniver, Alfred Thor, Maureen O

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: 4
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Inserted in the DVD packaging of this 10th Anniversary Special Edition is a movie poster and postcard. Bonus features are identical on both the widescreen and fullscreen sides of the DVD, and include a 21-minute interview with the director, a 16-minute interview with English voice talent actors Wendee Lee and Dean Wein, animated character bios, and the history of Jubei.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Manga Video
(Catalog Number): 4140-2.S
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $34.95
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Dual Layer (DVD18)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 91
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1993/94
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 09/30/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): (Japanese) & (English) Quint Lancaster
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Set in feudal Japan, "Ninja Scroll" is one of the most critically acclaimed and popular anim

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced DVD has been reframed from the original 1.33:1 format into a 1.78:1 widescreen aspect ratio (the original 1.33:1 version is also included on the DVD). This new remastered DVD exhibits an anim

There are a total of four remastered soundtracks, with Japanese and English-dubbed versions of both Dolby