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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Racing With The Moon
Genre: Drama

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

Sean Penn, Elizabeth McGovern & Nicolas Cage

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
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 commentary by director Richard Benjamin; a 13-minute featurette on how the film came to be; the 20-minute The Making Of Racing With The Moon; and a six-minute discussion of the film and how it was received by those involved.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 04668
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $14.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 108
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1984
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 11/30/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Richard Benjamin
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Racing With The Moon is a sweet story set during the early years of World War II. Six weeks before he's due to ship overseas, Henry

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture has a soft, slightly washed out and dated appearance, but one that is more nostalgic than bothersome. Complementary to the setting of the film, colors are well balanced, with lots of brown hues, though blacks are somewhat undefined. The source element is revealing of some film grain and minor dirt. Edge enhancement and pixel breakup are noticed at times. (Suzanne Hodges)

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