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Order, The
Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 81 (Feb 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossamon, Mark Addy, Benno F

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary by director Brian Helgeland, seven deleted scenes and nine-minutes worth of dailies with optional commentary, and the theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2220237
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Violent images, sexuality and language
(Retail Price): $27.98
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer/Dual Layer (DVD14)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 102
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2003
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/30/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Brian Helgeland
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Story Synopsis:
Father Alex Bernier (Ledger), a young priest, learns that the head of The Order of priests to which he belongs was found dead in Rome. Prepared to leave New York for Rome to investigate the mysterious death, he is confronted by an old acquaintance -- the disturbed Mara Williams (Sossamon)

DVD Picture:
Eerie images and looming shadows are very nicely rendered on this anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD. Images are sharp and defined, with nicely detailed clothing textures and facial details. Hues within the stylish dim color palette offer well-balanced fleshtones and deep endless blacks. Contrast and shadow delineation effectively deliver the haunting mood, but viewing in a completely blackened room is recommended to appreicate the dark visuals. The picture can look a bit

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