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North Country
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 107 (Apr 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand Sean Bean, Richard Jenkins, Jeremy Renner, Michelle Monaghan, Thomas Curtis, Woody Harrelson & Sissy Spacek

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include a 16-minute featurette with some of the female miners that were involved in this history-making sexual harassment lawsuit, 11 minutes of deleted scenes, and the theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 59340
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For sequences involving sexual harrassment including violence and dialogue, and for language
(Retail Price): $28.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 126
(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): 02/21/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

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(Director): Niki Caro
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Story Synopsis:
Escaping her abusive husband and needing to support her two young children, Josey Aimes (Theron) heads to the North Country of Minnesota and takes a job at Pearson Mines. She is one of a handful of woman that work this there, all while enduring non-stop harassment from male counterparts. Finally fed up and angry, she, along with attorney Bill White (Harrelson), takes on this mining empire in a emotionally-charged trial, thus making history. Inspired by the book "Class Action: The Landmark Case That Changed Sexual Harassment Law" by Clara Bingham and Laura Leedy Gansler. (Jack Kelley)

DVD Picture:
Exhibiting pleasing quality throughout, the anamorphically enhanced 2.38:1 DVD picture is delivered with nicely saturated, well-balanced colors. Images are sharp and detailed, with well-balanced contrast and shadow delineation. There is very little in the way of bothersome edge enhancement or pixelization for a clean picture overall. (Suzanne Hodges)

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