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Blood And Chocolate
Genre: Horror

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

Agnes Bruckner, Olivier Martinez, Hugh Dancy, Bryan Dick & Katja Riemann

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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Special Features
Special features include commentary with Olivier Martinez and Director Katja Von Garnier; 15 deleted scenes; and previews, which are also shown in the up-front style.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 18956
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

For violence/terror, some sexuality, and substance abuse
(Retail Price): $28.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 98
(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): 06/12/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Katja Von Garnier
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Able to leap her way up any building (from the outside), Vivian (Bruckner) is not your normal confectioner living in Bucharest. And that's because she's a werewoman (female werewolf), and she's finding herself smitten with a young American artist (Dancy) who happens to be visiting the city. This does not sit well with Gabriel (Martinez), the handsome leader of the pack, as he has plans to make Vivian his next mate. Blood And Chocolate is based on the book by Curtis Klause. (Jack Kelley)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.32:1 DVD exhibits good detail and well-balanced fleshtones. Colors can look slightly blown-out at times, and black levels are not as deep as on the best releases. Subtle edge enhancement and minor compression pixelization can be noticed at times. Generally, though, this is a pleasing image. (Danny Richelieu)

Dialogue sounds very forward and artificial in the Dolby