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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 116 (Jan 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Peter O'Toole, Samantha Morton, John Lynch, Peter Dinklage, Steve Pemberton, Jemma Redgrave, Jonathan Mason & Hester Odgers

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4.5
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Special Features
Special features include the Animal Planet At The Movies: On The Set Of Lassie 23-minute featurette; 16 minutes of cast and crew interviews; a seven-minute behind-the-scenes featurette; 2-1/2 minutes of animal auditions, which are actually photos of the animals with commentary; 13-1/2 minutes of deleted scenes; seven minutes of outtakes; a 2-1/2-minute Thumper And The Fox featurette; a 1-1/2-minute Lassie And Friends featurette; the theatrical trailer; and up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Genius Products
(Catalog Number): 79737
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

For some mild violent content and language
(Retail Price): $24.99
(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): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 11/14/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Charles Sturridge
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The most famous and favorite canine of all time, "Lassie," returns to the screen in Director Charles Sturridge's version of the classic tale. After a Duke (O'Toole) purchases the faithful collie for his young granddaughter Cilla (Odgers), the dog misses her master Joe (Mason) as much as the boy misses the dog. After Lassie escapes time and time again, the Duke moves her from England to Scotland, but Joe knows that nothing will keep Lassie from the family she loves and that Lassie will always come home. Based on the novel "Lassie Come Home" by Eric Knight. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.38:1 DVD exhibits a generally pleasing appearance, with well-resolved details and naturally saturated colors, but fleshtones are slightly too pale. Edge enhancement can be distracting in long shots, muddling the detail in the image. (Danny Richelieu)

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