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Gankutsuou: The Count Of Monte Cristo
Genre: Animé

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

The Voice Talents Of Joji Nakata, Jun Fukuyama, Kikuko Inoue, Juurota Kosugi, Daisuke Hirakawa, Chie Nakamura, Akiko Yajima, Tetsu Inada, Mai Nakahara, Tetsu Shiratori, Koji Ishii, Nobuo Tobita & Yoshinari Torii

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 2.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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Special Features
Special features include a six-minute actor's comments reel with optional English subtitles for those of us who don't speak Japanese, the classic version of the theatrical trailer, and other Geneon trailers.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Geneon Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 12578
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 94
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 01/10/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Mahiro Maeda
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Picking up where Chapter One left off, "Gankutsuou:The Count Of Monte Cristo

DVD Picture:
As with the previously released DVD, the moody, hazy animated picture is presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen. The picture glows with color and light and bizarre and intriguing effects that take you to another world. At times, the picture can appear a bit soft, but otherwise the anim

The Japanese and English Dolby