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Call Me: The Rise And Fall Of Heidi Fleiss
Unrated & Uncut
Genre: Drama

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

Jamie-Lynn Discala, Saul Rubinek, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Ian Tracey, Corbin Bernsen, Brenda Fricker & Robert Davi

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2227893
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $19.98
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer (DVD10)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 84
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 5/17/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Charles McDougall
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
With a thing for older man, Heidi's (Discala) much older boyfriend Ivan (Davi) introduced her to Alex (Fricker), Madame to the stars. Alex brought Heidi into the business and taught her everything she knew, and when she found herself in trouble she asked Heidi to help her out. Heidi did more than that, and when Alex said, "Call Me" Heidi ignored her requests and took over the business herself, making it more successful than ever. But betraying those who cared about her was Heidi's biggest mistake, as they were there to witness both "The Rise And Fall Of Heidi Fleiss." (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced DVD picture has a slightly soft appearance, although details can be very nicely rendered. Colors are well balanced, with accurate fleshtones and satisfying saturation, though blacks appear somewhat milky. There is no bothersome edge enhancement and little distracting pixelization. (Suzanne Hodges)

For most of the film, the Dolby