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Finian's Rainbow
Genre: Musical

Reviewed In Issue 95 (Apr 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Fred Astaire, Petula Clark, Barbara Hancock & Tommy Steele

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
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 an opportunity to watch Finian

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 11208
(MPAA Rating): G
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $19.97
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 145
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1968
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/15/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Francis Ford Coppola
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When the whimsical Irish wanderer Finian (Astaire) and his daughter Sharon (Clark) meander into the southern state of Missitucky, they plan to bury a stolen crock of gold to reap a harvest as rich as Fort Knox. But will there be great treasure at the end of Finian

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.30:1 DVD picture exhibits nicely saturated, colorful images. Fleshtones and hues are well balanced throughout. The picture can have a slightly dated appearance, but the look adds charming character to the picture. Sharpness and details can be nicely rendered, though some scenes have an intentionally soft, slightly blurred appearance. Bothersome smearing is only occasionally a problem. The source element is generally clean, with few flecks of dirt and little film grain. Pixelization and edge enhancement are apparent, and may occasionally irritate scrutinizing viewers. (Suzanne Hodges)

Although the age of the original master can be heard, the Dolby