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Lord Of War
Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 106 (Mar 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto, Bridget Moynahan, Ian Holm, Eamonn Walker & Ethan Hawke

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Trailers are the only special features.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Lions Gate Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 18739
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For strong violence, drug use, language, and sexuality
(Retail Price): $28.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 122
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 01/17/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Andrew Niccol
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Murder was an everyday part of life in "Little Odessa," New York where Yuri Orlov (Cage) grew up, but he was never witness to such an event. That is, until one day when he just happened to be in a restaurant where a group of thugs came in with their guns blazing. That was the day when Yuri decided that his destiny lay in the business of arms dealing. As Yuri became richer and more successful in his endeavor, Interpol agent Jack Valentine (Hawke) made it his business to stay close behind Yuri and put a stop to whatever he was up to. "Lord Of War" is based on actual events. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits a stylish picture with a richly saturated color palette that can, at times, have an oversaturated quality. Images are adequately sharp and detailed, with nicely rendered textures. The picture can have a gritty texture that is complementary to the storytelling. There are some signs of minor edge enhancement, and pixelization is also a minor occurrence. (Suzanne Hodges)

With well recorded dialogue and well placed effects around the room, the Dolby