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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Drama

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

Rachael Leigh Cook, Ben Foster, Clark Gregg, Colin Hanks, Shawn Hatosy, Barbara Hershey, Stark Sands, Hilary Swank, Patrick Swayze & Henry Thomas

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include a 10 minute making-of featurette (46 Minutes To Midnight), two storyboard-to-screen comparisons, four deleted scenes, audio commentary by director Greg Marcks, the theatrical trailer, bonus trailers, and DVD-ROM/online content. There is also an interesting Character Jump feature, which allows you to jump between two simultaneous storylines and follow a new character whenever two interact in the movie.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): N8389
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For violence, sexuality and pervasive language.
(Retail Price): $19.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 86
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/11/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Greg Marcks
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The lives of several people are forever changed on one tragic evening at 11:14. At forty-six minutes before midnight, as Jack (Thomas) drives down the freeway en route to a late-night rendezvous with his girlfriend, his car smashes into a stranger who appears out of nowhere. Jack attempts to hide the body, launching a backtrack through five different storylines that collide in a series of deadly and ironic twists. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
With quite a bit of the story taking place at night, the anamorphically enhanced 1.82:1 DVD picture nicely delivers the dark visuals. Colors are well balanced with accurate fleshtones and generally deep blacks. Shadow delineation is nicely rendered throughout with adequate visual information in the darkness. Under the fluorescent lighting of the convenience store and shops along the street, colors appear cold and undersaturated. There is some minor pixelization, but no bothersome edge enhancement. (Suzanne Hodges)

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