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High Roller
Genre: Drama

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

Michael Imperioli, Renee Faia, Michael Nouri, Joe LaDue, Steven R. Schirripa, Todd Susman, Peggy Walton-Walker, Jonathan Press, Pat Morita & Michael Pasternak

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: 4.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include audio commentary with A.W. Vidmer, actors Michael Imperioli and Renee Faia, and poker expert Vincent Van Patten; Marc Eric's music video for "Yesterdays"; other trailers from New Line; and DVD-ROM/online content.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): N7851
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $26.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 109
(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): A.W. Vidmer
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Stu Ungar is a High Roller in the world of poker. A legend just as famous for his failures as his success, he won the World Series Of Poker the first time he played in 1980 and again in

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture exhibits sharp and detailed images that can have a slightly veiled appearance that is complementary to the story, creating a visually nostalgic appearance. The darker scenes exhibit good shadow delineation. Color fidelity is nicely rendered, with fleshtones that are well balanced and blacks that are deep and solid. The picture is quite smooth with little edge enhancement to distract, though there is some minor pixelization. (Suzanne Hodges)

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