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Panic Room
Special Edition
Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 85 (Jun 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Jodie Foster, Forest Whitaker, Dwight Yoakam, Jared Leto & Kristen Stewart

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
This three-disc Special Edition DVD set creatively stacks the three discs in a reasonably space-conscientious design. Disc One includes the movie with three optional audio commentary tracks. The first is a moderated cast commentary featuring Jodie Foster, Dwight Yoakam, and Forest Whitaker. Director David Fincher discusses the film on the second audio commentary track while the last track includes screenwriter David Koepp and special guest William Goldman. The DVD Credits selection takes you on a most-innovative virtual tour of Meg and Sarah Altman

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 02609
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Violence and language
(Retail Price): $39.95
(DVD Type): Three DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 112
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2002
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/30/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): David Fincher
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When newly divorced Meg Altman (Foster) moves herself and her young, diabetic daughter Sarah (Stewart) into a large New York brownstone, one of the main appeals of the house is a Panic Room; a self-contained, vault-like room, which is impossible to break into. During the first night in their new home, they put the room into use when a trio of robbers break in looking for something the previous owner left behind. As they secure themselves in the room and keep an eye on the thugs via the communication system and video cameras, Sarah becomes ill and needs her insulin

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD is a great looking DVD, despite not being given the same Superbit

This newly remixed Dolby

This Disc Contains The Following WSR-Rated Superb Qualities:
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