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Alien Vs. Predator
Genre: Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 94 (Mar 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Sanaa Lathan, Raoul Bova, Lance Henriksen, Ewen Bremner, Colin Salmon, Tommy Flanagan & Carsten Norgaard

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: 4.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
As well as being given the choice of viewing the film in either the theatrical version or the extended version, special features include audio commentary by director Paul W.S. Anderson, actors Lance Henriksen and Sanaa Lathan, and an additional commentary track by visual and creature effects talents Alec Gillis, Tom Woodruff Jr., and John Bruno. Both commentaries are available on the theatrical version only. Additionally, there are three deleted scenes; an AVP Promo entitled the 23-minute "The Making of Alien Vs. Predator;" a couple of Fox Promos, the 32-second Superbowl XXXIX Spot, and the 32-second American Dad Promo; a series of still images presented as Darkhorse AVP Comic Covers; and DVD-ROM features available for computers with a DVD-ROM drive capable of running Windows 98SE or higher, and it will not work in a CD-ROM drive nor is it compatible with Apple computers. Inside Look is a look into uncoming projects from Fox, and finally we have the famous upfront ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2226242
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Violence, Language, Horror Images, Slime And Gore.
(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): 102 (Extended), 101 (Theatrical)
(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): 01/25/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

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(Director): Paul W. S. Anderson
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DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture exhibits a sharp and detailed image, with satisfying textures and definition throughout. Colors are well balanced, with nicely balanced fleshtones and deep blacks. At times the picture can have an undersaturated appearance. Minor smearing is noticed, and occasional edge enhancement is apparent in the higher contrast scenes. Pixelization is limited, as the picture is mostly smooth and clean. This is a great science fiction battle with a very satisfying picture. (Suzanne Hodges)

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