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I Am David
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 96 (May 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Ben Tibber, Joan Plowright & Jim Caviezel

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include "Discovering David," an 18-minute featurette on bringing the book to the big screen, commentary by director Paul Feig, 10 deleted scenes, onscreen textual information about labor camps, and trailers.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Lions Gate Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 14960
(MPAA Rating): PG
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(Retail Price): $27.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 92
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2003
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 04/05/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Paul Feig
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Encouraged to escape from the Belene Prison Camp in Bulgaria, young David (Tibber) slips out one night and begins his journey through Europe. Entrusted with an envelope with insutructions not to open it, David is told deliver the letter to Denmark. Alone and afraid, the young boy is wary of everyone he comes in contact with, but eventually along the way he learns the meaning of trust. "I Am David" is based on the novel by Anne Holm. (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture exhibits a nicely saturated color scheme, with accurate fleshtones, rich hues, and deep blacks. Images are sharp and detailed, with nicely rendered textures. The picture can be stylized with cool blues, and in the darker scenes, shadow delineation is well balanced. There is rarely any distracting pixelization and only occasional edge enhancement. (Suzanne Hodges)

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