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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Thriller

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

Koji Yakusho, Hiromi Nagasaku, Yusuke Santamaria & Akira Emoto

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2.5
DD Sound Rating: 2.5
DTS Sound Rating: 3.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes the trailer, a 20-minute making-of featurette, a five-minute interview with director Kurosawa Kiyoshi, and trailers for other Tartan releases.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Tartan Video
(Catalog Number): TVUSD107
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $24.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 107
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2003
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 01/25/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Kurosawa Kiyoshi
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
What would you do if you saw your Doppelg

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture tends to have a blurred appearance, lacking fine details and definition. At best, sharpness is adequate. Colors can be well balanced and accurately rendered, with natural fleshtones, good saturation, and generally deep blacks. There are edge halos noticed around objects and pixel breakup also causes problems with this image. (Suzanne Hodges)

Both Japanese spoken language soundtracks sound rather veiled, and this is especially noticeable in the Dolby