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Winged Migration
Genre: Documentary

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

Many Species Of Migrating Birds

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Reference Systems
Critics' Composite Score: 4.5
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Special Features
Extra features (all subtitled in English) include an astounding 52-minute making-of documentary, a 17-minute music score featurette, 24-minutes worth of filmmaker interviews, and a13-minute photo gallery with commentary.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 00241
(MPAA Rating): G
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(Retail Price): $26.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 89
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2001
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 11/18/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Jacques Perrin
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Directed and narrated with passionate enthusiasm by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Jacques Perrin ("Microcosmos"), this film documents from the vantage point of planes, gliders, helicopters, and balloons, the staggering marvels of "Winged Migration." (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture is nicely rendered, with breathtaking images of migrating birds and their natural surroundings, presented with well balanced colors. Images are generally sharp, though finer details can appear a bit soft or smeared at times. There are a few scratches and some grain revealed in the source element. Edge enhancement is a big problem with this title and is capable of distracting even casual viewers. The cinematography is absolutely engulfing! (Suzanne Hodges)

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