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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 96 (May 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Jude Law, Marisa Tomei, Omar Epps, Nia Long, Jane Krakowski, Sienna Miller & Susan Sarandon

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 2.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include audio commentary by director Charles Shyer and editor Padraic McKinley; an additional commentary with co-writers Shyer and Elaine Pope; a 16-minute Round Table Of Alfie, which is a discussion by the filmmakers about doing the remake; an 11-minute step into The World Of Alfie, a 12-minute introduction to The Women Of Alfie, a comparison to the women of the 1966 version and the 2004 version; a five-minute scene deconstruction of Alfie

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 34175
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Sexual Content, Some Language And Drug Use
(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): 95
(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): 03/15/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Charles Shyer
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Jude Law stars in this light reincarnation of the irresistable playboy Alfie, whose love for a woman stops when commitment is in the near future. Married women and single moms are among the gorgeous birds of Manhattan visited by Alife on a regular basis. Life couldn

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture exhibits a style that occasionally resembles a vintage movie, with soft, sometimes smeared qualities (perhaps a visual throwback to the 1966 version?); yet details are nicely rendered in other scenes. Colors are well balanced and richly saturated, with some scenes stylized and awash in blue hues. Occasionally, blacks can appear a bit milky. While edge enhancement does not stand out as a distraction, there is some pixel breakup that is slightly bothersome. (Suzanne Hodges)

With tinny sounding dialogue and little surround integration, the Dolby