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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Dark Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 108 (May 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Pascal Benezech, Marie-Laure Dougnac, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Karin Viard, Ticky Holgado, Anne-Marie Pisani, Boban Janevski, Mika

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 2.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include audio commentary by director Jean-Pierre Jeunet; about 13 minutes dedicated to Fine Cooked Meats, a nod to Delicatessen; a nine-minute look into the Archives Of Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the theatrical trailer, and teaser trailers.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Miramax Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 70342
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For violence
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 100
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1990
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 05/02/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Marc Caro & Jean-Pierre Jeunet
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
You'd think that it would be difficult to run a Delicatessen/apartment complex in a post-apocalyptic future, but not in this small French town. With a new supply of fresh cut meat, a job opening, and a new room to let, the butcher is ready to allow a slightly-petite former circus clown get settled in. But it isn't long before the new guy on the block realizes that he just might be the next thing on the community's dinner plates. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamoprhically enhanced 1.82:1 DVD picture has a fantastic look that is both eerie and surreal. The color palette tends to have tobacco overtones that enhance the post-apocalyptic setting. Image sharpness is adequate, although lacking in finer details. Minor smearing and pixel breakup is occasionally noticed. (Suzanne Hodges)

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