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Chorus, The (Les Choristes)
Genre: Foreign

Reviewed In Issue 97 (Jun 2005) Of Widescreen Review®


WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
The only supplements are upfront ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Miramax Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 40097
(MPAA Rating): PG13
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(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 97
(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): 05/03/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Christophe Barratier
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Story Synopsis:
After his mother dies, conductor Pierre Morhange (Perrin & Maunier as the child) goes back home to attend her funeral. While at her house, he receives a visitor who comes bearing a gift. The guest is a friend from his childhood days at the boarding school where they both attended, and he gives Pierre a diary from their old music teacher (Jugnot). Through the pages of the book, Pierre reflects on his childhood and on the man who made all the difference in his life. Nominated for the 2004 Academy Award

DVD Picture:
anamorphically enhanced 2.38:1 DVD picture exhibits understated colors that are well balanced and complementary to the setting of the film. Images are nicely sharp and detailed, with well balanced contrast and shadow delineation. Some scenes appear a bit soft or slightly plugged-up, but nothing that is terribly distracting. There is very occasional and minor edge enhancement noticed at times, bit pixelization is rarely noticed. (Suzanne Hodges)

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