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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Special Edition
Genre: Drama

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

Cher, Sam Elliott & Eric Stoltz

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: 4
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes Mask Revealed: A Conversation With Director Peter Bogdanovich and audio commentary by Bogdanovich.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Video
(Catalog Number): 22788
(MPAA Rating): PG13
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(Retail Price): $19.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 127
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1985
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/07//04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Peter Bogdanovich
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Based on the real-life story of Rocky Dennis, a teenager afflicted with a rare disfiguring disease commonly known as Lionitis, Mask is an exemplary story of an extraordinary boy. Cher stars as his motorcycle gang mamma who treats Rocky

DVD Picture:
Compared to the previously released non-anamorphic DVD reviewed in Issue 31, this new anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture looks much cleaner and sharper by comparison. The Laszlo Kovacs cinematography has a soft hazy characteristic, but details remain nicely rendered. Dirt and film grain are inherent in the source element, providing a gritty texture to the picture. Only occasionally are edge halos noticed, and pixelization is limited to minor detail breakup and slight shimmering distractions at times. (Suzanne Hodges)