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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Drama

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

Matthew Leitch, Diana Quick, Lindsey Coulson, George Asprey, Sean Gilder & Peter Youngblood Hills

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Also known as AKA: Lies Are Like Wishes, the DVD also includes the unrated 118-minute theatrical triptych version of the film with optional commentary with director Duncan Roy, and the U.S. trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sundance Channel Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): SHO9045D
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Seeeeexuality, nudity, language and drug use
(Retail Price): $26.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 107
(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): 09/14/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Duncan Roy
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Dean Page (Leitch) is a sexually abused teen recently kicked out of his home by his pedophiliac step-father. After managing to land a job with the wealthy art dealer Lady Gryffoyn (Quick), Dean makes his way to Paris posing as his former employer

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced DVD exhibits 1.78:1 DV-originated images that have a you-are-there intimacy, though the handheld camera work can be a bit dizzying on larger home theatre displays. Colors are a bit flat, but are generally well balanced. Images exhibit satisfying sharpness and detail, though finer textures are lacking. There is some noise inherent in the source element. Edge halos are noticed but with no distracting pixelization. (Suzanne Hodges)

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