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Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte
Genre: Thriller

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

Bette Davis, Olivia deHavilland, Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead, Cecil Kellaway, Victor Buono & Mary Astor

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 2
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary by film historian Glenn Erickson, two trailers, three TV spots, and bonus trailers.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2223134
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $14.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 133
(Color Type): Black & White
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1964
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/09/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Robert Aldrich
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After holing herself up in a deteriorating Louisiana plantation for over thirty years, Charlotte Hollis (Davis) has become the kind of disturbed old woman that neighborhood children tell stories about. Driven to near-insanity by the murder of her lover years earlier, Charlotte must fight to save her house from demolition by the county...the only way to prevent the truth from finally coming out. Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte is Robert Aldrich

DVD Picture:
The black-and-white picture is anamorphically enhanced at 1.66:1 and exhibits a satisfying gray scale. Blacks can be deep and solid, and whites are generally bright and clean. Still, much of the picture centers at a newspaper gray. Minor dirt, scratches, and other artifacts are noticed in the source element. Pixelization is detected at times, but edge enhancement is limited. (Suzanne Hodges)

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