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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Foreign

Reviewed In Issue 124 (Oct 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Sima Mobarak Shahi, Safar Samandar & Shayesteh Irani

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features are limited to an interview with Director Jafar Panahi (36 minutes) and previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 17097
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

For language throughout and some thematic elements
(Retail Price): $29.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 92
(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): 08/28/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Jafar Panahi
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
A handful of girls rebel against the Iranian government

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.84:1 DVD shows nice black levels and shadow delineation, which help create a fairly dimensional-looking picture, but fine details are not resolved as well as on the best releases. The color palette is generally limited to hues of brown and red, with most of the other colors looking desaturated and pasty. Compression artifacts are not overly noticeable, but subtle edge enhancement and source element artifacts can be noticed from time to time. (Danny Richelieu)

The Iranian-language Dolby