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
Innocents, the
Genre: Horror

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

Deborah Kerr & Michael Redgrave

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 2
DTS Sound Rating: NR
Download WSR Review
Reference Systems
Critics' Composite Score: 4
Internet Links

Special Features
Special features include the theatrical trailer, other Fox trailers, and an upfront piracy ad.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2230295
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $14.98
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer (DVD10)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 100
(Color Type): Black & White
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1961
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/06/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Jack Clayton
(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:
Hired as a governess for two little lovelys, Miss Giddens (Kerr) soon learns that she won't be living the life of Mary Poppins. Sent to the country to take care of "The Innocents," Miss Giddens is at first charmed by the children. But it becomes apparant soon enough that there's evil lurking below the surface, and everything is not at all what it seems. Based on the story "The Turn Of The Screw" by Henry James. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture delivers the lovely black-and-white visuals with a nicely balanced gray scale. Images are satisfyingly sharp and detailed, with pleasing contrast and shadow delineation. The source element is revealing of some minor anomalies like dirt, scratches, and film grain. Pixelization is occasionally noticed, but there are no obtrusive edge halos. (Suzanne Hodges)

Dialogue and recorded effects definitely show their age in the Dolby