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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Thriller

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

Mark Ruffalo, Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Edwards & Brian Cox

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features are limited to prevews, and, get this, previews of the special features that will be on the 2008 release of the Director

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 34601
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For some strong killings, language, drug material, and brief sexual images
(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): 157
(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): 07/24/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): David Fincher
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The late 60s and early 70s found the residents of San Francisco, and neighboring communities, gripped by the cold and calculating mind of a serial killer. A killer who calls himself Zodiac, so confident and brazen that he begins sending ciphers to local newspapers, including the San Francisco Chronicle. And there they get the attention of Robert Graysmith (Gyllenhaal), a puzzle-solving cartoonist. With Boy Scout determination, he enlists the help of Paul Avery (Downey Jr.), a reporter hoping for the big scoop, and they seek to free a city locked in fear. Based on the book by Robert Graysmith. (Jack Kelley)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.38:1 generally lacks detail and often has a glowing look with smeared, plugged-up colors. Shadow delineation is well rendered and black levels are deep. The color scheme is stylized to attempt to better match the time period. Fine details can shimmer and transitions can have a hard, digital edge. Edge enhancement and compression artifacts can be noticed. (Danny Richelieu)

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