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Incident At Loch Ness
Genre: Comedy

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

Werner Herzog, Kitana Baker, Gabriel Beristain, Russell Williams, David Davidson, Michael Karnow, Robert O

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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Special Features
Special features on Side A include commentary by Zak Penn and Werner Herzog. Side B offers a selection called Professor Karnow's Kabinet Of Kuriosities, which includes the shorts The Value Of Evidence, Life As A Field Researcher, Tools Of The Trade, A Virtual University, Adawhapu, The Jungle Pig, and The Degradation Of Fibers. The Life of a Hollywood Producer selection offers four interviews with Zak Penn (Location Hardships, The Burden Of Guilt, Innocence, and Shoes Are My Peccadillo). Two quick little interviews with Werner Herzog entitled Herzog In Wonderland and Herzog On French are included under "Werner." Additionally, there are 12 deleted scenes under

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2223947
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

For brief strong language.
(Retail Price): $27.98
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer (DVD10)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 94
(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): 03/01/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Zak Penn
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
"Incident At Loch Ness" is a clever mockumentary filmed during an expedition in Scotland, which focused on the famed Loch Ness monster. While overseas shooting the documentary "The Enigma of Loch Ness," a project that director Werner Herzog took seriously, he began to suspect that all was not as it seemed. Mr. Herzog confronted fellow filmmaker Zak Penn on his suspicions about the seriousness of the film but still agreed to continue with the project in spite of his reservations. (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
Consistent with the stereotypical look of documentaries, this mockumentary features variable image quality. The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture exhibits satisfying sharpness, well-balanced colors, and generally deep blacks. Soft focus, smearing, grain, and artifacts are all noticed from time-to-time, depending on the intended source of different segments. Overall, the picture is perfectly suitable for the subject matter. There are minor compression problems and occasional edge enhancement. (Suzanne Hodges)

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