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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Den Of Lions
Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 106 (Mar 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Stephen Dorff, Bob Hoskins, Laura Fraser, Ian Hart, David O'Hara, Jozsef Gyrbronka & Sarah Anne Schultz

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Dimension Home Video
(Catalog Number): 41781
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For violence, language, and sexuality/nudity
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 103
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2003
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/07/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): James Bruce
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
American undercover agent Mike Varga (Dorff) is a mole working for the relentless Russian "Godfather" Darius Paskevik (Hoskins) in Budapest. But while winning the confidence of Darius, Varga falls in love with the mobster's daughter Katya (Fraser). Soon Varga finds his own life in danger as suspicions begin to grow as to who he really is. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
Anamorphically enhanced at 1.82:1, the DVD picture exhibits a slightly washed-out color palette with milky blacks. Fleshtones are generally accurate and hues are dark and drab, but complementary for the Russian setting. The picture can appear a bit soft, but details are satisfactory. Contrast is adequate, but shadow detail is limited with visual information often dropping off with little delineation. Pixelization is noticed at times, but there is no bothersome edge enhancement. (Suzanne Hodges)

With an almost uncannily low noise floor, the Dolby