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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Comedy Drama

Reviewed In Issue 103 (Dec 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Alex Etel, Lewis McGibbon, James Nesbitt & Daisy Donovan

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features include commentary by director Danny Boyle and writer Frank Cottrell Boyce; "DVD Cutdown," which is basically a wordless four-minute preview of the film; a soundtrack spot; the theatrical trailer; ten deleted scenes; and four short behind-the-scenes featurettes: "Million Pounds" (2-1/2 minutes), "Saints" (3-1/2 minutes), "Spirit Of The Film" (3-1/2 minutes), and "Robbery" (4 minutes). There are also upfront ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2229893
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

Thematic elements, language, some peril and mild sensuality
(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): 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): 11/01/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Danny Boyle
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After losing his wife, Ronnie (Nesbitt) moves his two young sons Damian (Etel) and Anthony (McGibbon) to a new home. Nervous about his new surroundings and missing his mother, Damian builds himself a fort out of a cardboard box, where his mind runs wild with sightings of imaginary saints. When a bag full of "Millions" lands on his fort, Damian shares the news with his brother Anthony, but the two brothers have different ideas about what they should do with the money. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.82:1 DVD picture exhibits a slightly soft appearance; although details can be adequate. Colors are nicely saturated and generally well-balanced, though delineation can seem limited, as the picture can look a bit

Although dialogue is recorded well in the Dolby