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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 122 (Jul/Aug 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Rudy Youngblood, Dalia Hernandez, Jonathan Brewer, Morris Birdyellowhead, Carlos Emilio Baez, Raoul Trujillo, Gerardo Taracena, Rodolfo Palacios, Ariel Galvan, Bernardo Ruiz, Fernando Hernandez, Maria Isidra Hoil, Aquetzali Garcia, Abel Woolrich & Antonio Monroy

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: 4.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include commentary with Writer/Director/Producer Mel Gibson and Writer/Co-Producer Farhad Safinia, a deleted scene with optional Gibson/Safinia commentary, and the 25-minute Becoming Mayan: Creating Apocalypto.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Touchstone Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 50646
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For sequences of graphic violence and disturbing images
(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): 138
(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): 05/22/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Mel Gibson
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Jaguar Paw's (Youngblood) life as a peaceful hunter is forever changed when his remote village is attacked by the mighty Mayan kingdom, and he is chosen to be the human sacrifice to please the Gods that be. Determined to return to his expecting wife and young son, he will do whatever it takes to escape those who have imprisoned him, and it his vast knowledge of the surrounding forest that may just make his escape a reality. Apocalypto was inspired by ancient Mayan texts. (Jack Kelley)

DVD Picture:
The beautiful Mexican forests are delivered well in the anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD, with brilliant hues, deep blacks, and good shadow delineation. Fine details in the presentation are captured and played back very well, and contrast is well balanced. Edge enhancement is not noticeable, but some minor pixelization can be noticed at times, which can give the image a digital look. This isn't consistent throughout the presentation but can be a distraction at times. (Danny Richelieu)

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