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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Thriller

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

Ashley Judd, Samuel L. Jackson, Andy Garcia, David Strathairn, Russell Wong, Camryn Manheim, Mark Pellegrino, Titus Welliver, D.W. Moffett, Richard T. Jones & Leland Orser

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WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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Special Features
Includes commentary by Director Philip Kaufman, three featurettes: Creating A Twisted Web Of Intrigue, The Inspectors: Clues To The Crime, San Francisco: Scene Of The Crime, and 10 extended or deleted scenes.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 34138
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For violence, language, and sexuality.
(Retail Price): $29.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 97
(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): 08/31/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Philip Kaufman
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Things get really Twisted when Police Inspector Jessica Shepard (Judd) discovers that the serial killer she is hunting down has something in common with herself. All of the murderer's victims are men whom she has recently slept with. And when her partner (Garcia) begins acting different and the police commissioner (Jackson) is asked to have her removed from the case, Jessica begins to wonder if she in fact had something to do with the killings. (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture exhibits a nicely detailed picture, though some scenes appear a bit hazy or softly focused. The color scheme is dim and moody, but hues are exceptionally well balanced with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. Contrast and shadow delineation are perfectly balanced to aid in visually heightening the suspense of this thriller. There is minor edge enhancement noticed throughout the presentation, but pixelization is generally limited. (Suzanne Hodges)

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