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Secuestro Express
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 105 (Feb 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Mia Maestro, Carlos J. Molina, Pedro P

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include commentary by writer/director Jonathan Jakubowicz and another commentary track in Spanish with English subtitles by writer/director Jonathan Jakubowicz and actors Carlos Julio Molina, Pedro Perez, Carlos Madera, and Jean Paul Leroux. There are also two deleted scenes; two featurettes: the nine-minute "Secuestro Express: The Film & The Facts" and the 24-minute "The Making Of Secuestro Express" done in Spanish with English subtitles; a music video by Vagos Y Maleantes (who also happen to play the kidnappers in the film); "Secuestro Express" trailers; and up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Miramax Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 49663
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For strong violence, drug use, sexuality, and language
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 87
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 01/03/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Jonathan Jakubowicz
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
An immeasurable number of kidnappings occur daily in Latin America

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture exhibits a gritty, edgy style that is complementary to the unsettling storytelling. Colors can be warm and well balanced or dark and ruddy. The picture is, at times, smeared and undefined, although other times imagery is sharp and nicely textured. Some pixelization is noticed, as well as occasional stairstepping or aliasing artifacts. (Suzanne Hodges)

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