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Darling Lili
Director's Cut
Genre: Musical

Reviewed In Issue 103 (Dec 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Julie Andrews, Rock Hudson & Jeremy Kemp

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 2.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include 19 additional scenes and the theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 06911
(MPAA Rating): G
(Rating Reason):

(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): 114
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1970
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/25/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Blake Edwards
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
"Darling Lili" Smith (Andrews) was a popular singer who entertained the troops during World War I. But what no one knew was that she was a spy working for the Germans. When Lili was assigned to keep an eye on the handsome pilot Major William Larrabee (Hudson) she welcomed the opportunity. But when Lili realized that she had fallen in love with the man, she learned where her true loyalties lay. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamoprhically enhanced 2.32:1 DVD exhibits certain dated characeristics, but the picture can be quite enjoyable. Sharpness and details are quite satisfying. Colors can be richly saturated and nicely balanced. The source element is revealing of some dirt, a few scratches, and minor film grain. Edge halos can be noticed at times, and there are signs of minor pixel breakup. (Suzanne Hodges)

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