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Guys And Dolls

Deluxe Edition
Genre: Musical

Reviewed In Issue 108 (May 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, Vivian Blaine & The Goldwyn Girls

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include the featurette "A Broadway Fable: From Stage To Screen" available to watch in its entirety or broken into two chapters

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 14311
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $24.96
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 149
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1955
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 04/25/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Joseph L. Mankiewicz
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Guys And Dolls is a true American musical classic. Based on a Damon Runyon story and originally produced as a stage play, the screen version stars Frank Sinatra as reliable Nathan Detroit who is up to his knees trying to throw the biggest crap game in town while hiding the truth from his fianc

DVD Picture:
Compared to the previously released, non-anamorphic DVD, this new anamorphically enhanced 2.55:1 DVD picture exhibits subtle improvements, although the film seems long overdue for a five-star restoration. While color fidelity is not much changed over the previous DVD, delineation is preferred. Fleshtones are generally natural and colors can be rich. There is still some signs of smearing at times. Still, sharpness and details are improved, as pinstripes on suit jackets and textures in plaids are better defined. There is still quite a bit of noticeable dirt and film grain inherent in the source element. Some pixelization and edge halos are detected. (Suzanne Hodges)

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