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Boondock Saints, The
Special Edition
Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 108 (May 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Willem Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, David Della Rocco & Billy Connolly

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Disc One of this two-disc unrated special edition DVD includes commentary with writer/director Troy Duffy, commentary with actor Billy Connolly and an up-front anti-piracy ad. Disc Two includes seven deleted scenes, a 1-1/2-minute outtake reel, trailers for Boondock Saints and Donnie Darko, cast and filmmaker filmographies, and The Boondock Saints script available to view on a computer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2233389
(MPAA Rating): Unrated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $26.98
(DVD Type): Two-Disc Set: DVD-10 & DVD-5
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): No
(Running Time In Minutes): 108
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1999
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 05/23/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

 Credits Information

(Director): Troy Duffy
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DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced, THX-digitally mastered 2.32:1 DVD exhibits a much-needed improvement over the previously released non-anamorphic DVD. Images are sharp and detailed, with more textures and delineation than apparent on the previous release. Pixelization is noticed, and some edge halos are evident in the higher contrast scenes. Smearing is not a problem as with the previous disc. Fine film grain provides a gritty texture to the picture, and a few flecks of dirt are inherent in the source element. (Suzanne Hodges)

The remastered Dolby