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Jacket, The
Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 99 (Aug 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Kris Kristofferson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kelly Lynch, Brad Renfro & Daniel Craig

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes a 28-minute Project History featurette that includes interviews with the cast and filmmakers and also includes deleted scenes; a nine-minute Look Of The Jacket featurette; and the trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 33685
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $24.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 103
(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): 06/21/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): John Maybury
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Troubled war veteran Jack Starks (Brody) suffers a number of problems, mostly as a result from a wartime injury. He finds himself in a mental institution where he is mistreated, and spends terrible hours locked up, restrained by The straight Jacket. Stricken with amnesia over the events that landed him in the institution, Jack desperately sets out to discover the truth. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
Desaturated colors and stylizations contribute a gritty edge that is complementary to the thrilling tale (much of the look of the film was inspired by avant-garde cinema). In other scenes, the anamorphcially enhanced 2.38:1 DVD picture can look quite natural with good color saturation; rich hues; and deep, endless blacks. Images exhibit pleasing sharpness and textures. Shadow delineation is perfectly balanced with just enough visual information in even the darkest scenes. While some higher contrasted scenes can look a bit

With a good use of the surround channels to build a fully spatial soundfield, the Dolby

This Disc Contains The Following WSR-Rated Superb Qualities:
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