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House Of The Dead
Genre: Horror

Reviewed In Issue 84 (May 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Jonathan Cherry, Tyron Leitso, Clint Howard & Jurgen Prochnow

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: 4
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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Special Features
Includes two audio commentary tracks: one with director Uwe Boll, post production supervisor Jonathan Shore, producer Shawn Williamson, and actor Will Sanderson; and the second commentary is by executive producer Mark A. Altman. There is also a six-minute highlight on the babes of House Of The Dead, an 18-minute behind-the-scenes featurette, storyboard comparisons and deleted scenes, and trailers. The scene selection menu transitions are very annoying (just try to get to the end credits).

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Artisan Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 14889
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Pervasive strong violence/gore, language and some nudity
(Retail Price): $26.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 90
(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): 01/27/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Uwe Boll
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After missing the boat to the Isle del Morte, a group of college kids convince a fisherman to take them there. While the captain

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced DVD picture, reframed at 1.78:1, is generally sharp though finer details are often lacking and some scenes can appear somewhat smeared. Colors are well balanced, with natural fleshtones (when they are alive), and moody bluish blacks. Contrast and shadow delineation are suitable for the storytelling. The presence of edge enhancement is quite annoying with this title and the picture can have a hard edged appearance with evidence of pixelization. (Suzanne Hodges)

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