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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Clearing, The
Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 92 (Jan 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Robert Redford, Helen Mirren & William Dafoe

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary by director Pieter Jan Brugge, writer Justin Haythe, and editor Kevin Tent; six deleted scenes with optional commentary; the theatrical trailer; and the screenplay that you can step through on-screen.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2225257
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Breif Strong Language
(Retail Price): $27.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 94
(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): 11/09/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Pieter Jan Brugge
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
In The Clearing, Wayne (Redford) and Eileen (Mirren) Hayes appear to have a perfect life. But when Wayne disappears, Eileen

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture exhibits satisfying visuals throughout, with a well-balanced color scheme featuring accurate fleshtones, good saturation, and deep blacks. Images are nicely detailed, with pleasing contrast and shadow delineation. There is some film grain inherent in the source element. Pixel breakup can be noticed, but edge enhancement is not much of a problem with this title. (Suzanne Hodges)

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