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English Patient, The

Miramax Collector's Series
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 87 (Aug 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas, Naveen Andrews, Colin Firth, Julian Wadham & J

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: 4
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features on Disc One include audio commentary with director Anthony Minghella and an additional commentary track with Minghella, producer Saul Zaentz, and The English Patient author Michael Ondaatje. Disc Two offers five featurettes that let you know all

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Miramax Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 35002
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Rated R for sexuality, some violence and language.
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 162
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1996
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/29/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

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(Director): Anthony Minghella
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Story Synopsis:
Winner of nine Academy Awards

DVD Picture:
While the previously released DVD (Issue 28) was not anamorphic, this new 1.85:1 DVD is anamorphically enhanced. The picture is much sharper with a color palette that is better saturated and more naturally delineated than the previous DVD. Viewed alone, the picture is sharp with nicely rendered textures, though sometimes the picture has a soft appearance. The color palette utilizes lots of browns and golds, but other hues and fleshtones are well balanced. The source element is revealing of some dirt and film grain, but nothing that can be considered excessive. Overall, the visual quality is excellent with stunning cinematography by Oscar

Both remastered Dolby

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