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Day Of The Dolphin, The
Genre: Drama

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

George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere & Paul Sorvino

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include a fascinating facts trivia gallery with some interactive options, including the German trailer for the film and a Pearl Drops commercial; three interviews

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Image Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 3060
(MPAA Rating): PG
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(Retail Price): $14.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 104
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1973
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 02/07/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Mike Nichols
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
"The Day Of The Dolphin," based on a novel by Robert Merle, is an emotionally charged drama about a man and his beloved dolphins. George C. Scott stars as Jake Terrell, who along with his wife Maggie (Van Devere) teach two dolphins, Fa and Bee, to speak English. When word of Terrell

DVD Picture:
Compared to the poor quality of the previously released DVD (reviewed in Issue 75), this new anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a slightly cleaner picture, although still appearing dated in fidelity. The color palette is nicely saturated at times, although occasionally appearing downright washed out, faded, or hazy. Images are generally sharp, though finer details can be limited. Edge enhancement is not as problematic as on the previous disc, and pixelization is also generally minor. (Suzanne Hodges)

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