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Alone In The Dark
Genre: Horror Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 102 (Nov 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Jack Palance, Donald Pleasence, Martin Landau, Dwight Schultz & Erland Van Lidth

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: NR
DD Sound Rating: NR
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include commentary with director Jack Sholder, the theatrical trailer, a 16-minute interview with New York punk band "The Sic F*cks," a 16-minute interview with actress Carol Levy, and a poster art and lobby card gallery.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Image Entertainment
(Catalog Number): ID1316LIDVD
(MPAA Rating): R
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(Retail Price): $14.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 93
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1982
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/13/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Jack Sholder
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When a black-out causes a power outage all over town, the loonies escape from the loony bin and go on a killing spree. After targeting Dr. Potter (Schultz), the new doctor at the asylum, he and his family soon discover that anything can happen when you're "Alone In The Dark!" (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture is quite pleasing, with sometimes impressive sharpness and details. Colors are well balanced with accurate fleshtones, although blacks are often slightly milky. Flecks of dirt and some film grain are noticed in the source element. There is some pixel breakup and minor edge halos. (Suzanne Hodges)

With heavy amounts of background noise and inadequate fidelity, both the Dolby