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Ultimate Gift, The
Genre: Drama

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

Drew Fuller, Bill Cobbs, Abigail Breslin & James Garner

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
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 the featurettes Behind The Scenes Of The Ultimate Gift (12 minutes), and Leave A Legacy

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2244486
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

For thematic elements, some violence, and language
(Retail Price): $27.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 117
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): Not Indicated
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/21/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Michael O. Sajbel
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Trust-fund baby Jason Stevens (Fuller) is about to receive his inheritance from his wealthy grandfather (Garner), but it is not what he expected. The inheritance is a series of tasks that are intended to help Jason find true happiness by imparting to him The Ultimate Gift. Based upon the novel The Ultimate Gift by Jim Stovall. (Stacey Pendry)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD shows impressive detail with little in the way off annoying compression artifacts. There are occasions when the images look somewhat soft, especially outdoors. Colors look naturally saturated, but fleshtones can occasionally be too pink. While contrast is well balanced, shadow delineation is lacking, leaving dark scenes looking flat and undefined. Source element artifacts and edge enhancement are not overly bothering. (Danny Richelieu)

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