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Exorcism Of Emily Rose, The
Special Edition
Genre: Horror

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

Lauran Linney, Tom Wilkinson, Campbell Scott, Jennifer Carpenter, Colm Feore, Joshua Close, Mary Beth Hurt, Henry Czerny & Shohreh Aghdashloo

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include audio commentary with director Scott Derrickson, a deleted scene with optional commentary, three featurettes (the 20-minute Genesis Of The Story, the 12-minute Casting The Movie, and 19 minutes dedicated to Visual Design), and up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 13677
(MPAA Rating): Unrated
(Rating Reason):

For thematic material, including intense/frightening sequences and disturbing images.
(Retail Price): $28.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 122
(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): 12/27/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Scott Derrickson
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When a young woman dies and her priest is charged with negligent homicide, Attorney Erin Brunner (Linney) takes the case so Father Moore (Wilkinson) can tell his story...and, more importantly, the story of Emily Rose (Carpenter). But after medical examiners and college nurses describe that Emily suffered from epilepsy and psychosis, Brunner can only rely on faith if her client is to be released from his charges resulting from The Exorcism Of Emily Rose. This dramatic (at times spooky) tale is based on the true story of Annaliese Michel, who died in Germany in 1976 after priests tried to exorcise demons from her body. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced DVD picture is appropriately dark to provide an eerie visual style for the storytelling. Colors are nicely saturated and well balanced, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. Contrast and shadow delineation are also nicely rendered. Facial textures and definition are often quite satisfying, yet there are other scenes that appear somewhat smeared at times. Minor edge halos and signs of pixelization are only noticed on occasion. Tom Stern

Besides the pressence of an annoying high-pitched ringing that can be heard during much of the Dolby

This Disc Contains The Following WSR-Rated Superb Qualities:
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