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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Green Mile, The
Reviewed In Issue 114 (Nov 2006) Of Widescreen Review®
Tom Hanks, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt, Michael Clarke Duncan, James Cromwell, Michael Jeter, Graham Greene, Doug Hutchison, Sam Rockwell, Barry Pepper, Jeffrey DeMunn, Patricia Clarkson & Harry Dean Stanton
Based on the novel by Stephen King, The Green Mile tells the story of the Death Row section of the Cold Mountain Correction Facility. John Coffey (Duncan), a giant of a man, is awaiting execution for two brutal murders. But the guards (Hanks, Morse, & Pepper) begin to notice something strange about this kind and gentle man
Like the previously released DVD, the anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 picture is beautifully rendered, with warm, fully saturated hues to accentuate the feel of the penitentiary in the sultry South of the 1930s. Colors are rich and nicely balanced, with deep pure blacks. Images are sharp and finely detailed, down to the beads of sweat on the actors
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