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Wild Things
Unrated Edition
Genre: Erotic Thriller

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

Kevin Bacon, Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell, Theresa Russell, Denise Richards, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Robert Wagner & Bill Murray

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
This unrated DVD includes filmographies.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 01628
(MPAA Rating): Unrated
(Rating Reason):

Unrated -- contains strong sexuality, nudity, language and some violence.
(Retail Price): $19.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 115
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1998
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 04/20/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): John McNaughton
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  WSR Narrative Review
Special Notes:
Also available in a two-pack with "Wild Things 2" ($36.95).

Story Synopsis:
In "Wild Things," Kelly Van Ryan (Richards) has more than a passing schoolgirl crush on her sexy guidance counselor, Sam Lombardo (Dillon). But after Kelly confesses that Sam sexually assaulted her, it isn

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture is sharp and detailed, though sometimes images appear softly focused (and appears to be virtually the same as the previously released DVD). Contrast and shadow delineation are satisfying, but viewing in a completely blackened room is recommended for the darker scenes. Colors are rich and well balanced, with accurate fleshtones, vibrant hues, and deep blacks. Edge enhancement can be a problem with this title, but the distraction is not always present. (Suzanne Hodges)

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