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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Terminal, The
2 Disc Special Edition
Genre: Comedy Drama

Reviewed In Issue 92 (Jan 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stanley Tucci, Chi McBride & Diego Luna

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: 3.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
While there are no supplements on Disc One, Disc Two offers an eight-minute featurette on the script and the story and how director Steven Spielberg planned on Booking The Flight, a 12-minute featurette highlighting the building of the terminal used in the movie, an eight-minute featurette on Tom Hanks as Viktor, a nine-minute highlight on Catherine Zeta-Jones as Amelia, and a 16-minute featurette on the people who surround Viktor in the airport terminal, a 17-minute making-of The Terminal featurette, a six-minute glimpse at John Williams

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): DreamWorks Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number):
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Brief language and drug references.
(Retail Price): $39.99
(DVD Type): Two-Disc Set: DVD-9 & DVD-5
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 129
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 11/23/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Steven Spielberg
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Viktor Navorski (Hanks) is an Eastern European man who plans on immigrating to the United States. But his passport is suspended and his visa rejected when his home country

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture exhibits very nicely rendered images. The picture is sharp and detailed, with satisfying textures and clarity. Colors are nicely saturated, with accurate fleshtones, rich hues and deep blacks chromatically contrasted against the white tiles and walls of the terminal. As always, the Janusz Kaminski cinematography is engulfing...even when his setting is confined to the airport terminal created for this film. Edge enhancement is not a probem with this title although some pixel breakup is noticed. Occasionally the picture has a slightly smeared appearance. (Suzanne Hodges)

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