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Ladykillers, The
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 90 (Nov 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Tom Hanks, Irma P. Hall, Marlon Wayans, J.K. Simmons, Tzi Ma & Ryan Hurst

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include an 11-minute featurette highlighting Danny Ferrington: The Man Behind The Band, a brief gag reel, and two songs by Abbot Kinney Lighthouse Choir with Rose Stone and The Venice Four: "Shine On Me" and "Trouble Of This World." There are also up-front ads and a DVD-ROM ScriptScanner.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Touchstone Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 35108
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For language including sexual references.
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 104
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/07/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
In this remake of the 1955 comedy caper written by William Rose, screenwriting masters Joel and Ethan Coen take a stab at The Ladykillers. Tom Hanks starrs as Goldthwait Higginson Dorr III, who happens upon the doorstep of spry churchgoing little old lady Marva Munson (Hall) looking for a room to rent and a place for his "band" to meet. But the fact of the matter is that G.H.'s band is a group of less-than-intelligent thieves who intend to tunnel through Munson's root cellar and into a casino vault full of riches. They plot to do her in when Munson catches wind of the rats in the cellar...but they hilariously underestimate that the Lord works in mysterious ways. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced DVD picture has a warm color scheme that visually depicts the Deep South setting of the movie. Hues are nicely saturated with lots of golden overtones, rich browns, accurate fleshtones, and deep blacks. Images are sharp and detailed, with satisfying textures throughout Ms. Munson

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