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Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events
Special Edition
Genre: Dark Comedy

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

Jim Carrey, Liam Aiken, Emily Browning, Timothy Spall, Catherine O

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
The main menu is interactive, with several unpleasant (fantastic) background imagery choices. Starting with

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 03005
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

Thematic Elements, Scary Situations & Brief Language.
(Retail Price): $39.95
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 108
(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): 04/26/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Brad Silberling
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Story Synopsis:
It is my sad duty to document the contents of this DVD. Violet (Browning), Klaus (Aiken), and Sunny Baudelaire (Kara & Shelby Hoffman) are clever and reasonably attractive young children who have just been informed of a terribly unfortunate event. They are to be sent to live with their dear Count Olaf (Carrey), a relative whom they

DVD Picture:
The preposterous picture quality of this anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD is certain to make even Lemony Snicket smile. This visual feast of a movie exhibits both vibrant, richly saturated hues, and gloomy colors like dark grays and blues. Images are sharp and detailed, with nicely rendered textures. Check out Chapter 5

With incredible depth in the front soundstage, this Dolby

This Disc Contains The Following WSR-Rated Superb Qualities:
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