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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Good Morning, Vietnam

Special Edition
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 105 (Feb 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Robin Williams & Forest Whitaker

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 2.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Bonus features include a "Production Diary" featurette available to watch in its 35-minute entirety or broken down into the following chapters: "How The Movie Came To Be" (six minutes), "Actor Improv" (10-minutes), "Music Of The Movie" (six-minutes), "Origin Of The 'Good Morning Vietnam' Sign-On" (three-minutes), "Shooting In Thailand" (eight-minutes), and "Overview Of The Film A Year Later" (two-minutes); a 13-minute raw monologue Robin Williams improv reel; the original theatrical trailer; the original theatrical teaser trailer; and sneak peeks, which are also shown as up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Touchstone Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 35172
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $19.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): No
(Running Time In Minutes): 121
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1987
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 01/10/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Barry Levinson
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Good Morning Vietnam is the critically acclaimed uproarious comedy that won Robin Williams an Oscar

DVD Picture:
Compared to the problematic non-anamorphic DVD (reviewed in Issue 31), this new anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits long-awaited improvements. Certainly the picture can still have a dated appearance, but images are sharper and more solid throughout. Colors are also well-balanced, with accurate fleshtones, pleasing saturation, and generally deep blacks. Some pixelization and minor edge enhancement are noticed at times, but overall this is a nice re-issue. Minor artifacts are inherent in the source element, but not nearly as obtrusive as on the previous DVD. (Suzanne Hodges)

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