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Lana's Rain
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 93 (Feb 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Oksana Julia Orlenko, Nickolai Stoilov & Louyong Wang

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include audio commentary with director, producer, and actor; a 15-minute behind-the-scenes featurette; the two-minute "Anatomy Of A Scene (The Gas Station Sequence), where the director breaks down his vision in the gas station scene; the seven-minute Behind The Scenes Report "Chicago Tonight;" the trailer, and a two-minute photo gallery.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Image Entertainment
(Catalog Number): IFA2746DVD
(MPAA Rating): R
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(Retail Price): $19.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 104
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2002
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/28/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Michael S Ojeda
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Living in the war torn Balkans, Lana's (Orlenko) only hope for survival is to escape to America with her long-lost brother Darko (Stoilov). Arriving in Chicago and speaking no English, Lana finds that she's a stranger in a strange land, and the brother she has come to depend on has a side to him that she hadn't realized. Through thick and thin, and sun and "Rain," Lana is determined that she's going to survive her life one way or another. (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
Sourced from a print, the anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture is soft and undefined in appearance. Colors are a bit weak, with milky, undefined blacks. Contrast is poor and contributes to a limited amount of detail. The picture has a gritty appearance, with apparent film grain throughout. Scratches and dirt are also noticed. At best, image quality is adequate. (Suzanne Hodges)

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