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United 93
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 113 (Oct 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Each hero who perished on Flight 93 and those who provided ground support, as well as the terrorists, are portrayed by actors who did not receive top billing, but are credited at the end of the film

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 commentary with Director Paul Greengrass; a must-not-miss hour-long featurette, United 93: The Families And The Film, documenting the actors meeting the families of the actual passengers that perished on Flight 93; individual memorial pages for each victim; and a trailer for the short documentary Twin Towers, about real-life brothers, one a fireman and the other a police officer, who perished when the towers fell.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 26570
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For language, and some intense sequences of terror and violence
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 111
(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): 09/05/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Paul Greengrass
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Speculatively reconstructed, United 93 tells the story of the fourth flight hijacked on September 11, 2001, and the only one that did not make its target

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture is hampered by its unimpressive black levels and over-blown whites, which can give faces a pasty hue. Colors are slightly undersaturated. Edge enhancement can be a problem, although it is not too obtrusive. (Danny Richelieu)

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