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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Return Of Sabata
The Sabata Trilogy
Genre: Western

Reviewed In Issue 103 (Dec 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Lee Van Cleef, Reiner Sch

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: NR
DD Sound Rating: NR
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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Special Features
Includes previews and an up-front anti-piracy ad.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): MGM Home Entertainment
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(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

For western violence and some sexual sitations.
(Retail Price): $
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 106
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1971
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/18/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Frank Kramer
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The "Return Of Sabata" again stars Lee Van Cleef in the title role as the gunslinger with the glaring eyes and deadly shot. Riding with a traveling circus, Sabata finds himself in Hobsonville, a town ruled by the McIntocks. He takes a dislike to the greedy bunch of swindlers and decides to step in and save the townsfolk from the crooks who are running it. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
Rounding off the trilogy with the same look, albeit appropriate for the genre, is this anamorphically enhanced DVD. The color palette can look pretty bland, with brownish fleshtones and milky brownish blacks; although sometimes color saturation is quite natural. Images can be pretty soft overall, but details are adequate. The source element is revealing of some flecks of dirt and variations in brightness. Some pixelization is noticed at times, but there are no obtrusive edge halos. (Suzanne Hodges)

Like the other DVDs in this trilogy, the Dolby