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Buffalo Soldiers
Genre: Dark Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 82 (Mar 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Joaquin Phoenix, Ed Harris, Scott Glenn, Anna Paquin, Gabriel Mann, Leon Robinson, Sheik Mahmud-Bey, Dean Stockwell & Elizabeth McGovern

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features include audio commentary with director Gregor Jordan, a five-minute behind-the-scenes featurette, and the Sundance Channel

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Miramax Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 33544
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Violence, drug content, strong language and some sexuality
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 99
(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): 01/13/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Gregor Jordan
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Ray Elwood (Phoenix) is an American soldier based in Germany during the final days of the Cold War. Crooked to the core, Elwood has his hands in anything illegal, from selling drugs to stealing Army supplies. Buffalo Soldiers is based on the book by Robert O

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture has a stylized, cold look for the setting of this wartime dark comedy. Lots of green hues flood the color palette, but flesthones remain generally natural. Images are quite sharp and detailed, though sometimes appearing soft or slightly smeared. The picture is sometimes harshly contrasted, but shadow delineation is well balanced. Edge enhancement is a frequent problem with this title, but pixelization is limited. (Suzanne Hodges)

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