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Young Unknowns, The
Genre: Drama

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

Devon Gummersall, Arly Jover, Leslie Bibb & Eion Bailey

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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Special Features
Special features include audio commentary, the 14-minute award winning short "Ladies Room," a four-minute storyboard featurette "Origin Of A Poster" with commentary by poster designer Adam Waldman, the theatrical trailer, sneak peeks, and an unskippable up-front trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Indican Pictures
(Catalog Number): 00112K4D
(MPAA Rating): R
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(Retail Price): $24.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 87
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2000
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 02/21/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Catherine Jelski
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
While house-sitting for his father, Charlie (Gummersall) spends the day partying with his girlfriend Paloma (Jover) and friends Joe (Bailey) and Cassandra (Bibb). After his dad calls with bad news concerning his mother, the day takes a drastic turn for the worse, and Charlie and his friends go on a binge that ends with extreme consequences. "The Young Unknowns" was inspired by the stage play "Magic Afternoon" by Wolfgang Bauer. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture exhibits varying image quality, at times appearing adequately sharp and other times seeming extremely soft and undefined. Colors are nicely saturated, although contrast seem a bit low. Shadow delineation is nicely balanced. There are flecks of dirt and minor film grain inherent in the source element. Distractions are minor, with occasional pixelization and slight edge enhancement. (Suzanne Hodges)

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