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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Thriller

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

Jane Fonda, Kris Kristofferson & Hume Cronyn

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 2
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
The theatrical trailer is the only supplement.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 72265
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $19.97
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 115
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1981
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/30/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Alan J. Pakula
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After her husband is found murdered, former movie star Lee Winters (Fonda) decides to take control of his company, Winterchem. With the help of banker Hub Smith (Kristofferson), the two travel to Arabia looking to make a money deal. However, after discovering that a group of Arab investors are up to no good, they aren't sure what they can do about it or who they can trust. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture exhibits satisfying qualities, with generally sharp and detailed images. Colors often appear nicely balanced, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. There are some dated characteristics inherent in the source element, including some film grain and minor flecks of dirt and artifacts. Some pixelization and smeared details are noticed at times, but there is not obtrusive edge enhancement. (Suzanne Hodges)

Although dialogue sounds good in the Dolby