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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 104 (Jan 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

William Peterson, Marg Helgenberger, Wallace Langham, Jorja Fox, Gary Dourdan, George Eads, Eric Szmanda, Paul Guilfoyle & Robert David Hall

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Disc One includes audio commentary tracks on Episodes 501 and 502. Disc Two offers a commentary track on Episode 507, while Disc Three includes commentary with Episodes 511 and 512. Disc Five adds a commentary track with Episodes 518 and 519. Disc Six includes audio commentary on Episodes 520 and 522. Additional features found on Disc Seven include a 19-minute Post Mortem featurette, an 11-minute highlight on the research used for keeping the show accurate, an 18-minute Tarantino Style featurette on the show

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 87726
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $99.99
(DVD Type): Seven DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 1087
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004-2005
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 11/29/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Danny Cannon, Kenneth Fink, David Grossman, Richard J. Lewis, Bill Eagles, Rob Bailey, Duane Clark, Terrence O'Hara & Quentin Tarantino
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The Complete Fifth Season of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is yet another slick, moody year in the worklives of Grissom (Petersen) and Willows (Helgenberger) and their team of crime scene investigators. One begins to wonder how long it will take before this team finally makes enough money to turn on the lights within their lab so they don

DVD Picture:
The series is presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen, with picture quality that varies from generally pleasing to somewhat mediocre. Fine details and textures can be nicely rendered, although blurring or smearing problems are noticed at times. The picture can often have a thematically dark appearance, but contrast and shadow delineation are nicely rendered. Edge halos appear in higher contrast scenes. Pixel breakup and shimmering details can also be noticed. (Suzanne Hodges)

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