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Little Black Book
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 93 (Feb 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Brittany Murphy, Holly Hunter, Ron Livingston, Julianne Nicholson, Stephen Tobolowsky, Kevin Sussman & Kathy Bates

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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Special Features
Includes a 13-minute making-of featurette and an 11-minute Be My Guest: Inside Daytime Talk Shows featurette. There are also up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 03198
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Sexual Content / Humor And Language.
(Retail Price): $26.96
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 106
(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): 1/4/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Nick Hurran
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When Stacy Holt (Murphy) lands a job behind-the-scenes at a tabloid talk show, she gets wrapped up in one of the show

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a bright picture that is quite colorful, with fleshtones that are well-balanced, with vibrant hues, and deep blacks. Images can be very nicely detailed, though sometimes a bit of smearing can be noticed. The picture is quite clean, with only a few flecks of dirt noticed in the source element. Compression problems are noticed at times due to an often-low bit rate, and edge enhancement is also detected. (Suzanne Hodges)

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