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White Noise
Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 98 (Jul 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Michael Keaton, Deborah Kara Unger, Chandra West & Ian McNeice

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary with director Geoffrey Sax and actor Michael Keaton; an eight minute featurette on real life EVP experts, paranormal investigators, and Making Contact; a four-minute tutorial on how to record EVP at home; a 15-minute sitting through an actual EVP session; and five deleted scnees with optional commentary by the director.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 26931
(MPAA Rating): PG13
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(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 98
(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): 05/17/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Geoffrey Sax
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Architect Jonathan Rivers (Keaton) is shocked and confused when he is approached by Raymond Price (McNeice), a complete stranger claiming to have been receiving EVP messages from Anna Rivers (West), Jonathan

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced DVD exhibits a very nicely rendered picture, with a well balanced color scheme and sharp imagery. Colors are nicely saturated, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. When the elevator stops in Chapter 6, the complete blackness of the scene demands an absolutely blackened viewing environment. Only then can you appreciate the capable shadow delineation. This is a very well done DVD, that boasts a consistently high bit rate...and it shows. The only complaint is the appearance of occasional edge enhancement...a distraction that is likely to only bother picky viewers who are looking for it. (Suzanne Hodges)

Dialogue sounds natural indoors and out in the Dolby