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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Thriller

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

Christina Ricci. Joshua Jackson, Jesse Eisenberg, Judy Greer, Scott Baio, Milo Ventimiglia, Kristina Anapau, Portia de Rossi, Shannon Elizabeth & Mya

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
This 99-minute unrated edition includes a seven-minute behind-the-scenes featurette, a seven-minute effects featurette, a six-minute Editing 101 featurette, an eight-minute exploration into becoming a werewolf with make-up artist Greg Nicotero and actor Jesse Eisenberg, and selected scenes commentary by Nicotero and actor Derek Mears. There are also bonus trailers. Also available in an R-rated edition. (Suzanne Hodges)

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Dimension Home Video
(Catalog Number): 41167
(MPAA Rating): Unrated
(Rating Reason):

For horror violence/terror, some sexual references, nudity, language and a brief drug reference. Previously rated R in 2004.
(Retail Price): $29.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 99
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/21/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Wes Craven
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
A group of young adults find themselves Cursed after encounters with a werewolf on the loose in Los Angeles. The only way to free themselves from the terror is to track down and kill the beast that started it all. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced DVD picture exhibits a slightly soft, hazy appearance, although details remain quite satisfying throughout. Sylizations in the color scheme help contribute a cold, dark appearance that is complementary to the storytelling. Hues are well balanced, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. There are a few occasions in which minor edge enhancement is noticed. Pixelization is also a minor distraction. Still, this dark picture helps deliver all the thrills expected from the genre. (Suzanne Hodges)

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