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Walk The Line
Genre: Drama

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

Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Patrick & Dallas Roberts

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: 4
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features on disc one include audio commentary by director James Mangold, 10 deleted scenes with optional commentary, the theatrical trailer, and a soundtrack promo.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2232432
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

For some language, thematic material, and depiction of drug dependency
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 136
(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): 02/28/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): James Mangold
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
In his troubled young life Johnny Cash (Phoenix) was known to "Walk The Line" more than once or twice, and his dependency on pills threatened to ruin everything he had worked for. But the only consistency in his life, his love for singing companion June Carter (Witherspoon), kept him going and in the end saved him from the one person capable of destroying it all

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.38:1 DVD picture has some soft characteristics, but details are adequate throughout. At times, the picture can be extremely crisp and clear. The period of the film is nicely depicted with the color scheme, which is well balanced, but has a slightly dim, understated appearance. Fleshtones are nicely rendered, and blacks are deep and solid. Pixel breakup is apparent at times, but edge enhancement is generally a minor offense. (Suzanne Hodges)

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