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Grudge, The
Genre: Horror

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

Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr, LaDee Strickland, Grace Zabriskie, Rosa Blasi, Ryo Ishibashi, Clea DuVall & Bill Pullman

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include cast and crew commentary featuring actors Ted Raimi, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Clea DuVall, Jason Behr, and KaDee Strickland, producers Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, and screenwriter Stephen Susco; five behind-the-scenes featurettes that make up a 48-minute Powerful Rage documentary, a 12-minute Under The Skin featurette, and previews that are also presented as up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 06260
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

For mature thematic material, disturbing images/terror/violence, and some sensuality.
(Retail Price): $28.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 91
(Color Type): Color With B/W Sequences
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 02/01/2005
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Takashi Shimizu
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DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture exhibits an understated and naturally balanced color scheme, with nicely rendered fleshtones and generally deep blacks. The picture exhibits good sharpness and detail, with facial features and clothing textures often nicely defined. Film grain is inherent in the source element, providing a gritty appearance that some may find excessive at times. Edge halos are noticed on occasion, and there is some pixel breakup detected at times. (Suzanne Hodges)

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