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What The "Bleep" Do We Know!? (What The #$*! Do We Know!?)
Genre: Special Interest

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

Marlee Matlin, Elaine Hendrix & Robert Bailey, Jr.

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
The DVD includes an up-front anti-piracy featurette on Side A. The flipside of the disc includes 39 minutes worth of extensive filmmaker Q&A, including writer/directors Will Arntz, Betsy Chasse, and Mark Vicente, actors Marlee Matlin, John Ross Bowie, Elaine Hendrix, and Robert Bailey, Jr. There is also the Aeon Spoke music video for

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2227088
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer (DVD10)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 109
(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): 03/15/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Mark Vicente, Betsy Chasse & William Arntz
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Story Synopsis:
When you first put this DVD in the player, you might ask yourself what the #$*! am I watching!? What The #$*! Do We Know!? (What The Bleep Do We Know!?) is touted as part-documentary, part-story, and part elaborate and inspiring visual effects and animations. Marlee Matlin stars as Amanda whose uninspired life tumbles down a metaphysical rabbit hole, revealing the uncertain world of the quantum field hidden behind what we consider to be our normal, waking reality. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture is a creative and intriguing visual experience that nicely complements the thought-provoking subject matter. Visual effects and animations are integrated with live action, creating hallucinogenic visuals. Colors can be overly saturated and vibrantly unrealistic, but suitable for the otherworldly visuals. Minor smearing is evident, as images sometimes lack natural definition and clarity. There is some edge enhancement and minor pixelization, but nothing that is terribly distracting from the visuals. (Suzanne Hodges)

Detailed phantom imaging, impressive pans, and articulate bass define the Dolby