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WSR Detailed DVD Review
16 Blocks
Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 111 (Aug 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Bruce Willis, Mos Def & David Morse

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Includes an option to watch the 102-minute theatrical version or a 100-minute version with an alternate ending. Additionally, there are deleted scenes with commentary by Richard Donner and Richard Wenk, the alternate ending with an introduction, and the theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 81040
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

For violence, intense sequences of action, and some strong language
(Retail Price): $28.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 102
(Color Type): Color With B/W Sequences
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/13/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Richard Donner
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Detective Jack Mosley (Willis) has been assigned to escort talkative Eddie Bunker (Def) 16 Blocks to the courthouse. But Eddie isn't expected to make it to the courthouse...because a lot of cops want him dead. And after saving Eddie's life from a would-be assassin, Jack soon discovers that his partner, Frank Nugent (Morse), is one of the cops who Eddie was set to testify against. Now Jack finds himself on the line between corrupt cops and a small-time criminal who wants to change his life. This action-packed thriller stands out in a slew of ho-hum movies that are stinting the boxoffice. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
As with the HD DVD, the 2.35:1 DVD picture looks great, considering the stylizations to give an edgy visual texture. The picture is sharp and detailed, with rare signs of smearing. Pixel breakup is also not much of a problem for this DVD, although the HD DVD delivers a much-preferred visual experience. (Suzanne Hodges)