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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 101 (Oct 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Matthew McConaughey, Steve Zahn, Penelope Cruz, Lambert Wilson, Rainn Wilson, Lennie James, Glynn Turman, Delroy Lindo & William H. Macy

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Special features include commentary by director Breck Eisner; commentary by director Breck Eisner and actor/executive producer Matthew McConaughey; three featurettes: the 15-minute "Across The Sands Of Sahara," the 20-minute storyboarded "Visualizing Sahara," and the ten-minute "Cast And Crew Wrap Film"; four deleted scenes with optional commentary with Breck Eisner and Matthew McConaughey; and previews, which are also shown as upfront ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 34181
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Action violence.
(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): 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): 08/30/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Breck Eisner
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After saving Dr. Eva Rojas (Cruz) from an early grave, underwater explorer Dirk Pitt (McConaughey) finds himself caught up in an adventure in the "Sahara" desert. While Dirk is searching for a Civil War battleship "The Ship Of Death," Eva is on a quest of her own. Soon the two find themselves caught up in the ultimate treasure hunt as they try to save the world from certain catastrophe. Based on the novel by Clive Cussler. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
With a title like Sahara, one could safely assume that lots of sandy browns will flood the color palette. Well, get out your Chapstick

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