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Lady In The Water
Genre: Fantasy Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 117 (Feb 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Paul Giamatti, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bob Balaban, Jeffrey Wright, Sarita Choudhury, Cindy Cheung, Freddy Rodriguez, Bill Irwin, Jared Harris & Mary Beth Hurt

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include the five-minute illustrated Lady In The Water: A Bedtime Story featurette, the 35-minute Reflections Of Lady In The Water documentary broken into six chapters or available to watch in its entirety, a two-minute auditions reel, a three-minute gag reel, five minutes of deleted scenes, the teaser trailer, the theatrical trailer, DVD-ROM material, and up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Bros
(Catalog Number): 76375
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

For some frightening sequences
(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): 109
(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): 12/19/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): M. Night Shyamalan
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
A genuine bedtime story that he told his kids, Lady In The Water is M. Night Shyamalan

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture shows good color fidelity, but blacks are often murky. Fleshtones look natural, and details are adequately well resolved. Edge enhancement, while noticeable, is not distracting. (Danny Richelieu)

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