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Swimming Pool
Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 82 (Mar 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Charlotte Rampling, Ludivine Sagnier, Charles Dance, Marc Fayolle & Jean-Marie Lamour

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: 3.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
You have SEVEN minutes of up-front ads to fast forward though before getting to the menu. Universal, we are growing increasingly wary of your DVDs being given the VHS treatment. I ncludes 12-minutes worth of deleted scenes.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Video
(Catalog Number): 23828
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Unrated - Strong sexual content, nudity, language, some violence and drug use
(Retail Price): $26.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 103
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2002
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 01/13/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Francois Ozon
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  WSR Narrative Review
Special Notes:
Also available in an R-rated edition (23785).

Story Synopsis:
Enjoying the solitude at her publisher

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture exhibits satisfying images with natural color fidelity. Fleshtones are accurately rendered, hues are nicely saturated and blacks appear deep and solid. Images can be sharp and nicely detailed with well balanced contrast and shadow delineation. Other scenes appear slightly soft at times. Edge enhancement is not a problem, and pixelization is also limited. (Suzanne Hodges)

This very dialogue-driven movie may not push the home theatre surround sound envelopment much, but the pleasant-sounding audio mix found here boasts some very nice fidelity and a coherent soundstage. Even though most of the audio information is geared toward the front three channels, there are occasions where the instrumental score fills all five surround channels with some nice sounding music. Both the DTS