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Peaceful Warrior
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 123 (Sept 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Nick Nolte, Scott Mechlowicz, Amy Smart, Tim Dekay & Paul Wesley

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Special features include nine minutes of deleted scenes and five minutes of extended scenes; two featurettes: The Journey in 25 minutes and Developing Your Warrior in 12 minutes; a 14-part book-to-screen segment; and Michelle Featherstone

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 61101113
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

For sensuality, sex references, and accident scenes
(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): 121
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/26/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Victor Salva
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
College gymnast Dan Millman (Mechlowicz) has it all...good looks, money, girls a plenty, and a talent that may take him to the Olympics. But a chance encounter with a gas station attendant, who goes by the name of Socrates (Nolte), forces him to take a closer, and often painful, look at the person he thinks he is. Things are further complicated when an accident sidelines him from the sport he loves, pushing him to discover who he really is. Inspired by true events, and based on the autobiographical novel Way Of The Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman. (Jack Kelley)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD has deep black levels, but limited shadow delineation can shroud the detail in the darkest scenes. Color saturation is natural and while details are resolved well at times, there are many scenes that are too soft. Fleshtones are generally accurate and contrast is nicely rendered. (Danny Richelieu)

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