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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Deep Blue
Genre: Documentary

Reviewed In Issue 109 (Jun 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Narrated By Pierce Brosnan

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes a 51-minute making-of featurette. There are also up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Miramax Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 48990
(MPAA Rating): G
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(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 91
(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): 04/11/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Alastair Fothergill & Andy Byatt
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
On planet Earth, Deep Blue water dwarfs the patches of land that humans call home. Don't be deterred from this documentary by the is about much more than penguins. Ocean waves turn white at the tip as they crash into craggy cliffs and smooth sandy beaches. Albatross nest beside the deep blue ocean, while sea lions fish below the surface of the water. Be amazed by the coral reefs, the icy arctic, and the busiest colony of crabs you have ever seen. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.82:1 DVD picture exhibits pleasing image quality that is generally sharp and detailed, although sometimes the picture is lacking in clarity that would really make the imagery pop. Colors can be very nicely rendered, with natural saturation and balance. Film grain is inherent in some scenes, while other scenes are completely solid and devoid of any distractions. Pixelization is rare and, overall, this is a nicely rendered DVD. (Suzanne Hodges)

With tight, controlled bass delivered through the LFE and full-range channels, and a good use of each channel for delivering effects and music, the Dolby