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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 110 (Jul 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Ciaran Hinds, Matthieu Kassovitz, Hanns Zischler, Ayelet Zuhrer & Geoffrey Rush

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
It appears, much like some of the characters on this DVD, the special features were abducted. There is, however, an introduction by director Steven Spielberg.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 21823
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For strong graphic violence, some sexual content, nudity, and language
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 164
(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): 05/09/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Steven Spielberg
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The athleticism and camaraderie of 1972 Olympics in Munich erupted in terror when Palestinian terrorists kill two and abduct nine Israeli athletes. When their demands are not met and their plan is thwarted, the rest of the hostages are murdered. The Israeli government feels no other recourse than to hire Avner (Bana) to lead a secret Israeli squad to exact vengeance on the terrorists. Based on George Jonas' book "Vengeance." (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture exhibits a nicely rendered picture that is generally sharp and detailed. The picture can have a dim appearance that seems to be complementary to the edgy storytelling, but colors are often rich and well balanced. Some smearing (even in the subtitles) and pixelization can be noticed at times, but there is no obtrusive edge enhancement. (Suzanne Hodges)

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