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Alamo, The
Genre: Drama

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

Dennis Quaid, Billy Bob Thornton, Jason Patric, Patrick Wilson, Jordi Moll

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Special features include an 18-minute Return Of The Legend: The Making Of The Alamo, a six-minute Deep In The Heart Of Texans highlight on the passion of the people in the Lone Star State, a 12-minute Walking In The Footsteps Of Heroes, five deleted scenes with optional commentary, and a feature-length audio commentary track by historians Alan Huffins and Stephen Hardin. There are also up-front ads and a THX

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Touchstone Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 32656
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

For sustained intense battle sequences.
(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): 137
(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): 09/28/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

 Credits Information

(Director): John Lee Hancock
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
With 4,000 Mexican troops closing in, fewer than 200 Texan soldiers, led by General Sam Houston (Quaid), and a group of volunteers

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture exhibits a beautiful color palette that is complementary to the setting of the film. With rich, warm yellows and bold reds, lots of dirty browns typically found in western settings, as well as natural fleshtones, and deep blacks, colors are nicely saturated throughout. The picture is sharp and detailed, with satisfying textures and definition. Contrast and shadow delineation are also nicely presented. Occasionally the picture has a slight

The overall performance of this Dolby