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Deja Vu
Genre: Thriller

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

Denzel Washington, Val Kilmer, Paula Patton, Bruce Greenwood, Adam Goldberg, Matt Craven, Elden Henson & Jim Caviezel

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features on both the DVD and Blu-ray Disc include a 37-minute Surveillance Window featurette, where you are given the chance to go back in time with the filmmakers for on-set and behind-the-scenes moments just before they happen in the film; five deleted scenes with optional commentary by Director Tony Scott; three extended scenes with optional commentary by Scott; sneak peeks; and up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Touchstone Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 50661
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

For intense sequences of violence and terror, disturbing images, and some sensuality
(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): 126
(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): 04/24/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Tony Scott
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
ATF agent Doug Carlin (Washington) is investigating a bombing on a New Orleans ferry, when he is approached by FBI agent Pryzwarra (Kilmer) about a top-secret program they have developed. With a little case of Deja Vu, they are able to look back in time by four-and-a-half days, convincing Carlin that Claire Kuchever (Patton), one of the victims, holds the key to the investigation. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.38:1 DVD, with its warm, desaturated color scheme, matches the storytelling nicely. While the colors are not as vibrant as more realistic-looking presentations, fleshtones still look relatively neutral. Images are generally resolved well, although some pixel breakup and noticeable edge enhancement can make a mess of that, and there are times when the video bit rates can make the picture look soft. Still, this can be a very good picture. (Danny Richelieu)

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