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Princess Diaries, The
2 Disc Collector's Set
Genre: Family

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

Anne Hathaway, Heather Matarazzo, Hector Elizondo, Mandy Moore, Caroline Goodall, Robert Schwartzman, Erik Von Detten & Julie Andrews

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features are found on both discs of this Special Edition. On the widescreen disc, actresses Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway star in the

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Walt Disney Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 35196
(MPAA Rating): G
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(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 115
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2001
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/03/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

 Credits Information

(Director): Garry Marshall
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Based on the novel by Mia Cabot, The Princess Diaries tells the story of Mia Thermopolis (Hathaway), whose goal in life is to be invisible and make it through a school day without being sat upon, laughed at, or addressed in class. But now she is confronted by her estranged grandmother with the fact that she is heir to the throne of Genovia. So it

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture appears to be the same excellent transfer as the previously released DVD reviewed in Issue 57. The picture exhibits images that are sharp and nicely detailed. Colors are rich, with nicely balanced fleshtones and deep blacks. Images are often quite clean and solid, with little in the way of pixelization, though some edge enhancement can be distracting at times. (Suzanne Hodges)

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