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Tokyo Godfathers
Genre: Animé

Reviewed In Issue 90 (Nov 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

The Voice Talents Of Toru Emori, Yoshiaku Umegaki & Aya Okamoto

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes a making-of featurette, the theatrical trailer, and bonus trailers.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 02814
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Thematic elements, violent images, language and some sexual material.
(Retail Price): $26.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 92
(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): 04/13/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Satoshi Kon
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
In Tokyo Godfathers it's snowing in the city and freezing cold. While digging through the trash on Christmas Eve, three homeless people come across a crying infant and decide to take her with them for safe-keeping. Determined to find her parents, they do what they can for the little girl and search the city high and low to save her. (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture presents the intriguing anime images with excellent color fidelity. While reds can be rich and powerful, the snow-filled locations are depicted with an understated color scheme and eerie realism. Still the darkest scenes require that this DVD be viewed in a completely blackened viewing environment. There are no annoying edge halos and only occasionally does the picture appear to have some minor detail breakup. Overall, this is a pleasing and engulfing animated picture. (Suzanne Hodges)

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