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Two-Disc Special Edition
Genre: Fantasy Adventure

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

Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, David Alan Grier, Adam Hann-Byrd, Bonnie Hunt, Jonathan Hyde & Bebe Neuwirth

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features on disc one include commentary by the SFX crew; the Secrets & Riddles interactive game; The Extreme Book Of Nature, which is a video definition and explanation of various wild and not-so-wild animals; and another interactive game Ancient Diversions, which is not suitable for children under the age of eight. There are also previews and upfront ads. Disc two includes the 20-minute documentary "Making Jumanji

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 12541
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

Rated PG for menacing fantasy action and some mild language.
(Retail Price): $19.94
(DVD Type): Two-Disc Set: DVD-9 & DVD-5
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 104
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1995
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 11/08/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Joe Johnston
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Based on the award-winning children

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.82:1 DVD looks similar to the previously released DVDs, with the exception of slightly finer details. Colors are richly saturated and naturally balanced with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. Contrast and shadow delineation are nicely rendered. Source element artifacts and minor scratches are occasionally noticed. The picture looks slightly cleaner when compared to the previous DVDs. Rarely is edge enhancement or pixelization a problem. (Suzanne Hodges)

While it does feature a broad front soundstage, the Dolby