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Greystoke: The Legend Of Tarzan, Lord Of The Apes
Genre: Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 86 (Jul 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Ralph Richardson, Ian Holm, James Fox, Christopher Lambert & Andie MacDowell

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary by director Hugh Hudson and line producer Garth Thomas.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 11375
(MPAA Rating): PG
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(Retail Price): $19.97
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 137
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1983
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/08/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Hugh Hudson
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After being shipwrecked in Africa, a young couple dies, but not before the wife gives birth to a baby boy. Rescued by a family of apes, the child is raised by the beasts and grew to become none other than The Legend Of Tarzan, Lord Of The Apes (Lambert). Years later, it is discovered that Tarzan is in fact the Earl of Greystoke. After he is taught English, he is taken to civilization where he decides that the jungle is a much more civilized place than the one inhabited by humans. Based on the story by Edgar Rice Burroughs. (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture exhibits images that have a few dated characteristics, sometimes seeming slightly faded. Otherwise, the picture (the first modern-day dramatic Super 35 production) is generally satisfying, with lush jungle greenery, nicely rendered fleshtones, and deep blacks. The picture is quite sharp with pleasing textures, though a few scenes appear somewhat soft. Clarity and dimension are occasionally lacking, with the picture appearing a bit flat. Edge enhancement and pixelization are apparent, but not terribly distracting. The source element is quite clean, with few artifacts and little film grain. (Suzanne Hodges)

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