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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Why We Fight
Genre: Documentary

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


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 five extra scenes, five excerpts about the characters featured in the documentary, a Talking About Why We Fight sub-menu that offers an Audience Q&A and TV appearances on The John Stewart Show and Charlie Rose, audio commentary by Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, and the theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 13894
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

For disturbing war images and brief language
(Retail Price): $24.96
(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 With B/W Sequences
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/27/2006
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Eugene Jarecki
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
September 11, 2001. That was a day which Americans seemed to have the world behind them as they asked

DVD Picture:
Sourced from various elements of variable aspect ratios, the anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture exhibits expectedly inconsistent quality that is suitable for a documentary. Depending on the source element, images can be sharp and detailed (like the interview footage) or soft and undefined (as in the television archives). Some pixel breakup might be noticed at times, but distractions are mostly limited to the source. (Suzanne Hodges)

With its combination of new and archive footage, the Dolby