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Mystic River
Genre: Drama

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

Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden & Laura Linney

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
There are no supplements on this single-disc edition. Sold separately, the three-disc Deluxe Edition includes, on Disc One, audio commentary by Tim Robbins and Kevin Bacon. Disc Two adds a 23-minute Beneath The Surface featurette, a 12-minute From Page To Screen featurette; Charlie Rose interviews with Clint Eastwood, Tim Robbins, and Kevin Bacon; and two trailers. The third disc in the set is the original motion picture soundtrack on CD.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 27721
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Language and violence
(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): 138
(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): 06/08/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Clint Eastwood
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  WSR Narrative Review
Special Notes:
Also available in a three-disc edition.

Story Synopsis:
As young boys, Jimmy (Penn), Dave (Robbins), and Sean (Bacon) were seldom apart, until a horrific event shattered Dave

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD picture exhibits a desaturated color palette with a gritty appearance that is complementary to the storytelling. Within the darker scenes, shadow delineation is well balanced. Images are sharp and nicely detailed, though some scenes appear somewhat soft at times. Edge enhancement and pixelization are minimal in this excellent presentation. (Suzanne Hodges)

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