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Hitcher, The
Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 122 (Jul/Aug 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Sean Bean, Sophia Bush, Zachary Knighton & Neal McDonough

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Special features include eight deleted scenes and four featurettes: Dead End (13 minutes), Road Kill: The Ultimate Car Crash (10 minutes), Fuel Your Fear: The Making Of The Hitcher (11 minutes), and Chronicles Of A Killer (five minutes). And up-front previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 62033276
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For strong bloody violence, terror, and language
(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): 84
(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): 05/01/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Dave Meyers
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Had they only listened to their mothers, Jim (Knighton) and Grace (Bush) would be having a much more pleasant road trip. But, no, they had to take pity upon

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD's brown and gold color scheme matches the story and setting well, but really limits the naturalness of fleshtones. Colors are muted, but contrast is generally well balanced. The picture is adequately well resolved. Black levels are slightly murky, and shadow delineation is also limited. Edge enhancement is not overly obtrusive, and the source element is very clean. (Danny Richelieu)

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