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Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow
Genre: Science Fiction

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

Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Gambon, Bai Ling, Omid Djalili & Sir Laurence Olivier

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 5
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features include commentary by Producer Jon Avent, and commentary by Writer and Director Kerry Conran and the VFX Crew - Production Designer Kevin Conran, Animation Supervisor Steve Yamamoto and Visual Effects Supervisor Darin Hollings. The "Brave New World" behind-the-scenes featurettes are shown in two parts, the 28-minute Chapter 1 and the 24-minute Chapter 2. "The Art Of World Of Tomorrow" is an eight-minute illustration display explaining the creation of the robots and characters shown in the film. Also included is the original six minute short; two deleted scenes, the Totenkopf's Torture Room and The Conveyor Belt; a gag reel; previews; and upfront ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 34341
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

Sequinces Of Stylized Sci-Fi Violence And Brief Mild Language.
(Retail Price): $29.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(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): 1/25/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Kerry Conran
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Story Synopsis:
When six scientists are missing and feared dead, reporter Polly Perkins (Paltrow) is on the case. And after giant robots invade the city, Joe "Sky Captain" (Law) is called on to save the day. Polly pays a visit to Joe, who at first wants nothing to do with her, asking him to join forces. Their mission is to save the scientists "And" the planet before it's too late. Can it be done or will the evil Dr. Totenkopf (Olivier) destroy "The World Of Tomorrow" once and for all? (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture is incredibly stylized, with soft, hazy, and moody HD-originated imagery. Often nearly monochromatic, with shades of tobacco and grays that contribute a classic period that is complementary to the storytelling. The lighting and shading also give this picture a

Throughout the presentation, this Dolby

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