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Gunner Palace
Genre: Documentary

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

The Soldiers Of 2/3 FA

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Extras include 17 additional scenes, three Gunner freestyles (rap audio tracks by some of the soldiers), the U.S. theatrical trailer, previews for other Palm Pictures titles, and Web links.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Palm Pictures
(Catalog Number): PALMDV3116
(MPAA Rating): PG13
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(Retail Price): $24.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): No
(Running Time In Minutes): 85
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/28/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): MIchael Tucker & Petra Epperlein
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Four months after President George W. Bush announced the end of major combat, filmmakers Michael Tucker and Petra Epperlein, join American troops at Gunner Palace (a bombed out pleasure palace that once belonged to Saddam and Uday Hussein) in Baghdad. Tucker and his crew spent two months with the soldiers of the 2/3 Field Artilliery (in September 2003 and February 2004), documenting the daily routine of the

DVD Picture:
As is consistent with documentaries, this non-anamorphic 1.75:1 DVD is of varying qualities. Most of what is considered poor picture quality is related to the source elements, but sharpness and color fidelity are adequate in delivering the visuals. (Suzanne Hodges)

With poor consistency in the recording