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WSR Detailed DVD Review
16 Years Of Alcohol
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 97 (Jun 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Kevin McKidd, Laura Fraser, Susan Lynch, Jim Carter, Ewen Bremner & Elaine C. Smith

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: 4
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include director's commentary, storyboards, a 24-minute behind-the-scenes featurette, and new releases from Tartan.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): TLA Releasing
(Catalog Number): TVUSD116
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Pervasive language, some violent content, and sexual material.
(Retail Price): $24.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 101
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2003
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 05/24/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Richard Jobson
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After living with at least "16 Years Of Alcohol," Frankie Mac (McKidd) knew he needed to make some changes in his life. Raised by an alcoholic philandering father, Frankie grew up to be a street thug with a soft side to him. Told through flashbacks and occasional narration, this is the story of one man's struggle with a past filled with hate and his search for a future filled with hope. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphcially enhanced 2.30:1 DVD picture has a murky appearance that seems to be complementary to the storytelling. The color scheme often errs toward warm overones (lots of browns and yellows) and the darker scenes are often undefined and somewhat milky. Images are generally sharp, though finer details can be limited. Some stairstepping and aliasing distractions are noticed, as well as occasional edge enhancement and pixelization. (Suzanne Hodges)

An interesting mix is used for the Dolby