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Two Brothers
Genre: Family

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

The Tigers Kumal And Sangha, Guy Pearce, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Freddie Highmore, Oanh Nguyen & Philippine Leroy Beaulieu

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary with director Jean-Jacques Annaud; Jean-Jacques Annaud's Journal while making the film, offered in either English or French; "Fun With Tigers," including the quick little action short "Call Of The Wild," and "Wild About Tigers," a 36-minute documentary on the mighty beasts; "The Cast" features "Tiger Brothers," a four-minute look at the tigers used for the film and "Tiger Trainers," four minutes of how to train a tiger. "Production," includes "Tiger Tech," a 2-1/2 minute explanation of why animatronics sometimes had to be used in the film, "Tiger Cam," three minutes of rationalizing why humans had to be caged at times, "Location Scouting," director Jean-Jacques Annaud narrating the way through Production Stills, a series of photos entitled "Costume Design," Story Boards; and DVD-ROM enhancements available for Windows 95 or later. There are also upfront ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 24127
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

Mild Violence
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 105
(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): 12/21/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Jean-Jacques Annaud
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
"Two Brothers" is the story of tiger cubs Kumal And Sangha, babies who were separated when they were very young. Growing up amongst humans, the cruelest of creatures, the cubs manage to find their way back to the wild and to each other, only to discover another beast after them, hunter Aidan McRory (Pearce). Based on an original story by Jean-Jacques Annaud. (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced DVD picture is often nicely rendered, but with the typical softness expected from DV-originated imagery. Framed at 2.35:1, colors are warm and well-delineated, though sometimes appearing undefined or

With a deeply engrossing use of surrounds for atmospheric effects, this Dolby