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Perfect Stranger
Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 123 (Sept 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Halle Berry, Bruce Willis, Giovanni Ribisi, Gary Dourdan & Richard Portnow

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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Special Features
Special features include the 12-minute Virtual Lives: The Making Of Perfect Stranger, previews, and up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 18384
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For sexual content, nudity, some disturbing violent images, and language
(Retail Price): $28.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 109
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2007
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/21/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): James Foley
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After her childhood friend is found murdered, Rowena (Berry) begins an investigation that involves Ad Executive Harrison Hill (Willis), the married man who was having an affair with her dead pal. Posing as a temp in his company, the Perfect Stranger manages to attract Hill

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.38:1 DVD has a soft look to it, with the finest details all but removed from the picture. But black levels are deep and shadow delineation is good, which helps create good dimensionality in the image. Contrast is well balanced and the splashes of bright color are saturated nicely. Edge enhancement is minor, but some pixel breakup can be seen throughout. The H.264 AVC-encoded Blu-ray Disc looks much the same, with good black levels and shadow delineation. Details are captured well, although not perfectly, but this is still a very natural looking experience. (Danny Richelieu)

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