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Alias: The Complete Fourth Season
Genre: Television - Drama

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

Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Michael Vartan, Carl Lumbly, Kevin Weisman, Mia Maestro, Greg Grunberg & Victor Garber

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Buena Vista Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 39878
(MPAA Rating): TV14
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(Retail Price): $59.99
(DVD Type): Seven DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 929
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004/05
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 10/25/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Ken Olin, Lawrence Trilling, Jeffrey Bell, Kevin Hooks, Craig Zisk, Daniel Attias, Marita Grabiak, Frederick E.O. Toye, Greg Yaitanes, Brad Turner & Jennifer Garner
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After shutting down the malevolent Arvin Sloane and SD-6, Sydney thought she had finally rid the world of evil and avenged the murder of her fianc

DVD Picture:
As with the previous seasons of Alias, these anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1-framed episodes exhibit the excellent image quality of this series that was broadcast in high-definition. Colors are rich and well balanced, with accurate fleshtones, bright hues, and deep blacks. Images are often sharp and detailed, sometimes with exemplary textures and fine definition. Other scenes can exhibit a slightly soft focus or can look a bit pasty. The picture can, thematically, have a dark character, but contrast and shadow delineation are well balanced. There are few signs of smearing and rare instances of pixelization. However, some edge enhancement is apparent, which can be a bit of a distraction for picky viewers, but overall the series offers very pleasing image quality. (Suzanne Hodges)

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