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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Eight Below
Genre: Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 110 (Jul 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Paul Walker, Bruce Greenwood, Moon Bloodgood & Wendy Crewson

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include two audio commentaries

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Walt Disney Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 50425
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

For some peril and brief mild language
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 120
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/20/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Frank Marshall
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Jerry Shepard (Walker), a guide at the National Science Foundation Research Base, has a pretty good life, spending his days with his best friend, cartographer Charlie Cooper (Jason Biggs), playing poker, and exploring the Antarctic wilderness with his sled dogs

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD picture exhibits an expectedly cold color scheme for the storytelling. The icy blue-gray locations are nicely captured, and hues are well balanced accordingly. As the movie progresses to temperatures much warmer than eight below, the color scheme warms up as well and is nicely saturated. Images are generally sharp and detailed, with some minor smearing and occasional pixel breakup. (Suzanne Hodges)

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