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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Smokin' Aces
Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 121 (Jun 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Ben Affleck, Andy Garcia, Alicia Keys, Ray Liotta, Jeremy Piven, Ryan Reynolds, Peter Berg, Taraji Henson, Chris Pine, Martin Henderson, Jason Bateman & Matthew Fox

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include commentary with Writer/Director Joe Carnahan and Editor Robert Frazen; commentary with Joe Carnahan, Common, Christopher Holley, and Zach Cumer; four deleted and extended scenes; 9-1/2 minutes of outtakes; an alternate Cowboy Ending; The Line-Up, which is an interactive featurette that gives you a glimpse of the characters in the film; The Big Gun 12-minute featurette; a five-minute Shoot

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 61032266
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For strong bloody violence, pervasive language, some nudity, and drug use
(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): 04/17/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Joe Carnahan
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When magician Buddy

DVD Picture:
The highly contrasted, anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD can look vibrant and highly detailed, but there are times when it looks rather soft. Colors generally look natural, but fleshtones have an orange hue that removes from its naturalness. Edge enhancement is noticeable but does not become a huge distraction. (Danny Richelieu)

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