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Haine, la
Genre: Foreign

Reviewed In Issue 119 (Apr 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Vincent Cassel, Hubert Kounde & Sa

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features on Disc One include a 15-minute introduction by Jodie Foster, commentary by Director Mathieu Kassovitz, and two theatrical trailers of the film. Disc Two includes the 83-minute Ten Years Of La Haine documentary, the 34-minute Social Dynamite documentary, a six-minute video made while Preparing For The Shoot, a seven-minute Making Of A Scene featurette, four deleted scenes, four extended scenes, and a stills gallery.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): The Criterion Collection
(Catalog Number): CC1688DVD
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $39.95
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 98
(Color Type): Black & White
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1995
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 4/17/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Mathieu Kassovitz
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
So impressed was Actress Jodie Foster with la Haine

DVD Picture:
While the black-and-white, anamorphically enhanced 1.82:1 DVD can show good contrast and decent gray scale tracking, details generally look soft and under-defined. The image has an enjoyable depth of field, brought on by the good shadow delineation and contrast. Pixilization is never a problem, as Criterion has delivered the image at a very high average bit rate, and edge enhancement, while occasionally noticeable, is not overly distracting. (Danny Richelieu)

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