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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Horror

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

Halle Berry, Robert Downey Jr., Charles S. Dutton, John Carroll Lynch, Bernard Hill & Pen

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary with director Mathieu Kassovitz and cinematographer Matthew Libatique, Limp Bizkit

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 28380
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Violence, brief language and nudity
(Retail Price): $27.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 98
(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): 03/23/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Mathieu Kassovitz
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Special Notes:
Also available in a modified 1.33:1 full screen edition.

Story Synopsis:
In "Gothika," Dr. Miranda Grey (Berry) is a psychologist working at Woodward Penitentiary, a psychiatric and correctional facility for women. When Miranda has a bad dream involving a strange girl in the middle of the road, she wakes up only to discover her own worst nightmare has been realized. She

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture exhibits a dark and moody style that is complementary to the suspenseful storytelling. Within the main location, a penitentiary psych ward, a cold grayish-green color palette is the predominant appearance. The dim picture, viewed in a completely blackened room, offers excellent shadow delineation and well balanced contrast. Finicky viewers may notice occasional edge enhancement, but its presence is not severely distracting. The same goes for detected pixelization, as some scenes appear a bit digital or slightly smeared. (Suzanne Hodges)

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