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Frank Miller's Sin City
Genre: Fantasy Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 100 (Sep 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Jessica Alba, Devon Aoki, Alexis Bledel, Powers Boothe, Rosario Dawson, Benigio Del Toro, Michael Clarke Duncan, Carla Gugino, Josh Hartnett, Rutger Hauer, Jaime King, Michael Madsen, Brittany Murphy, Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke, Nick Stahl, Bruce Willis & Elijah Wood

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: 4
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Includes an eight minute behind the scenes featurette and sneak peaks.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Dimension Home Video
(Catalog Number): 40864
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For sustained strong stylized violence, nudity and sexual content including dialogue.
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 124
(Color Type): B/W With Color Sequences
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/16/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez & Quentin Tarantino (Special Guest Director)
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Story Synopsis:
You will never be able to find more police corruption, gang terror, and sleaze than in a lousy town like Sin City, as several stories are interweaved involving a lot of bad people and even more bad places. A creepy pedophile whose kill was thwarted by ex-cop Hartigan (Willis) returns to finish the job eight years later, using Hartigan to try and bait the girl

DVD Picture:
If ever there was a movie that could be compared shot-by-shot to the pages of a comic book, this would be it. With scenes adapted straight from panels in the original Sin City comics, the anamorphically enhanced 1.82:1 DVD picture delivers pure visual excitement. The picture is mostly comprised of high contrast black-and-white imagery, with endless blacks and bright whites, and a gray scale that offers a perfect gradation between the two extremes. Spot colors accent details like Goldie

A strange shuffling distortion can be heard in the dialogue throughout the film, which really takes away from the experience the Dolby