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Devil Wears Prada, The
Genre: Comedy Drama

Reviewed In Issue 115 (Dec 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Stanley Tucci, Simon Baker, Emily Blunt & Adrian Grenier

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include audio commentary with the following people: David Frankel (Director), Wendy Finerman (Producer), Patricia Field (Costume Designer), Aline Brosh McKenna (Screenwriter), Mark Livolsi (Editor), and Florian Ballhaus (Director Of Photography); five featurettes: The Trip To The Big Screen (12 minutes), NYC And Fashion (seven minutes), Fashion Visionary Patricia Field (nine minutes), Getting Valentino (three minutes), and Boss From Hell (three minutes); 15 deleted scenes with optional commentary with Frankel and Livolsi; a five-minute gag reel; and five trailers/TV spots.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2237447
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

FOr some sensuality
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 109
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/12/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): David Frankel
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Andrea "Andy" Sachs (Hathaway), with personal fashion not high on her priority list, has no idea what she's walked into when she is interviewed...and Editor Miranda Priestly (Streep), and, to the surprise of all, hired as second assistant at Runway magazine. Knowing that Miranda can open any door for her in the publishing world, Andy buckles down, schleps searing-hot Starbucks, and delivers Hermes scarves and Calvin Klein skirts with a pained smile. And, in the process, learns a little about herself and about life. The Devil Wears Prada is based upon the novel by Lauren Weisberger. (Jack Kelley)

DVD Picture:
While colors are bold and bright in the anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD, compression artifacts mar the picture throughout. Details are obscured by these artifacts, which is a distraction. Shadow delineation is also a problem, as details in the images, like dark hair and clothing, is almost completely flat. Colors are vibrant, though, highlighting the multi-hued clothing that the film revolves around well. (Danny Richelieu)

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