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Inside Man
Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 112 (Sept 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer, Willem Dafoe & Chiwetel Ejiofor

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include five deleted scenes, a ten-minute The Making Of Inside Man featurette, ten minutes with Director Spike Lee and Actor Denzel Washington discussing the four films they have made together, commentary with Lee, and up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 28847
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For language and some violent images
(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): 129
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/08/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Spike Lee
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When Dalton Russell (Owen) and his gang take over a bank full of hostages, Detective Keith Frazier (Washington) is called to the scene of the crime. After Frazier unsuccessfully tries to negotiate with the mastermind thief, the bank

DVD Picture:
Although long shots can look overly soft, the anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture can be quite detailed, easily showing off the intricacies of the different textures in the footage well. Edge enhancement can be a problem on high-contrast transitions. Source element artifacts are rarely a problem, and film grain is generally limited. Shadow delineation is good, as is contrast. This is a solid image, although not quite reference quality. (Danny Richelieu)

For much of the presentation, the Dolby