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Young Adam
Genre: Drama

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

Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Peter Mullan & Emily Mortimer

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes commentary by director David MacKenzie; an additional commentary with MacKenzie, editor Colin Monie, production designer Laurence Dorman, and actress Tilda Swinton; an extended scene; Ewan McGregor original passage narration; and up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 04123
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Strong sexual content, some disturbing behavior and language.
(Retail Price): $24.96
(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): 09/14/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

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(Director): David MacKenzie
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
A young dead woman is found floating in the water by barge workers Joe (McGregor) and his boss Les (Mullan). Joe, however, has other things on his mind

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture exhibits an extremely desaturated and understated appearance, at times appearing almost black-and-white. Within this pale color scheme, hues appear balanced. As the movie progresses, some more color finds its way into the picture, though it is still quite subtle. The source element is occasionally revealing of some film grain, which adds a gritty texture to the picture. There is some edge enhancement apparent, and the white halos around objects can be a bit distracting. Pixelization is also noticed at times.(Suzanne Hodges)

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