Basic Information on new release titles is posted as soon as titles are announced. Once reviewed, additional data is added to the database.
WSR Detailed DVD Review
Merci Docteur Rey
Genre: Comedy Drama

Reviewed In Issue 99 (Aug 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Dianne Wiest, Jane Birkin, Stanislas Merhar, Bulle Ogier, Karim Saleh, Didier Flamand, Roschdy Zem, Nathalie Richard, Dan Herzberg, Jerry Hall, Simon Callow & Vanessa Redgrave

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
Download WSR Review
Reference Systems
Critics' Composite Score: 3
Internet Links

Special Features
Includes the theatrical and bonus trailers.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Image Entertainment
(Catalog Number): PSH0421DVD
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $24.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 92
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2002
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/09/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Andrew Litvack
(Screenplay/Written By): Subscribe Now!
(Story): Subscribe Now!
(Music): Subscribe Now!
(Director Of Photography): Subscribe Now!
(Production Designer): Subscribe Now!
(Visual Effects): Subscribe Now!
(Costume Designer): Subscribe Now!
(Editor): Subscribe Now!
(Supervising Sound Editors): Subscribe Now!
(Re-Recording Mixers): Subscribe Now!
(Executive Producers): Subscribe Now!
(Co-Producers): Subscribe Now!
(Producers): Subscribe Now!
(Academy Awards): Subscribe Now!

  DVD Picture Information

(Principal Photography): Subscribe Now!
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): Subscribe Now!
(Measured DVD Anamorphic Aspect Ratio): Subscribe Now!
(Measured DVD Letterbox Aspect Ratio): Subscribe Now!

  DVD Sound Information

(DVD Soundtrack): Subscribe Now!
(Theatrical Sound): Subscribe Now!
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack): Subscribe Now!
(DTS Bit Rate): Subscribe Now!
(Dolby Digital Bit Rate): Subscribe Now!
(Additional Languages): Subscribe Now!
(Subtitles): Subscribe Now!
(WSR Superb Sound Qualities): Subscribe Now!

  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Merci Docteur Rey, a Merchant Ivory Production (Howards End, A Room With A View), takes place in Paris, and follows Thomas (Merhar) from one troubled encounter to another. He is gay, but his mother (Wiest) doesn

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.82:1 DVD picture can look a bit blurry at times, but otherwise sharpness is generally adequate. The color scheme is presented with satisfying saturation, nicely balanced fleshtones, and deep blacks. There are some flecks of dirt inherent in the source element. Minor edge enhancement and occasional pixelization can be noticed, and sometime the picture

Although dialogue can sound very forward in the English and French language Dolby