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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Science Fiction

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

Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, Summer Glau, Ron Glass, David Krumholtz & Chiwetel Ejiofor

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Includes nine deleted or extended scenes with optional audio commentary, a six-minute outtake reel, a four-minute Future History: The Story Of The Earth That Was making-of featurette, a six-minute What's In A Firefly featurette, a 10-minute look at Re-Lighting The Firefly, a four-minute introduction to the movie by director Joss Whedon, and audio commentary by Whedon.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 11363
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Sequences of intense violence and action, and some sexual references
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 119
(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): 12/20/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Joss Whedon
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Joss Whedon resurrects his critically acclaimed, short-lived TV series "Firefly" as a feature film about a small band of galactic outcasts 500 years in the future. The film centers around Captain Malcolm Reynolds (Fillion), who flies below the radar pulling off small crimes and transport-for-hire aboard his ship, Serenity. When Mal takes on two new passengers

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture exhibits pleasing image quality, with nicely saturated hues. While sharpness is satisfying, finer details can seem a bit lacking at times. The picture can appear somewhat plugged-up. Still shadow delneation is nicely balanced. The source element is revealing of some film grain. The visual effects are effectively incorporated with the live action. (Suzanne Hodges)

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