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Door In The Floor, The
Genre: Drama

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

Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger, Jon Foster, Mimi Rogers, Elle Fanning & Bijou Phillips

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary by director Tod Williams , director of photography Terry Stacey, editor Affonso Gon

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 25000
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Strong Sexuality And Graphic Images, And Language
(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): 111
(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): 12/14/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Tod Williams
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
As Ted (Bridges) and Maron (Basinger) Cole try to cope with severe depression and life after the death of their two teenage sons, Ted seeks the affections of a mistress (Rogers) while Marion lives in virtual silence. Their young survivng daughter struggles with nightmares and tries to make a connection with the photos of her brothers throughout the house. When Ted hires a prep-school student (Foster) to help with editing a manuscript, the Coles emotional journey comes to a breaking point. The Door In The Floor is based on the novel "A Window For One Year" by John Irving. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture exhibits satisfying images, with colors that are easy-on-the-eyes and complementary to the locations in the movie. The picture can be sharp and nicely detailed, though some smearing is noticed. Edge enhancement can be a problem with this DVD; capable of distracting more than just the finicky viewer. Pixel breakup is also noticed at times. (Suzanne Hodges)

There is not much to the sonic makeup of this Dolby