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Becoming Jane

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 130 (Apr 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters, James Cromwell & Maggie Smith

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include 13 deleted scenes; a commentary track by Director Julian Jarrold, Writer Kevin Hood, and Producer Robert Bernstein; a 17-minute Discovering The Real Jane Austen featurette; Becoming Jane Pop-up Facts & Footnotes; and up-front previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Miramax Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 54104
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

For brief nudity and mild language
(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): 120
(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): 02/12/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Julian Jarrold
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Before Becoming Jane Austen (Hathaway) the novelist, she was simply Jane, the eligible, well-bred country lass. With her family

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.34:1 DVD shows good resolution, with sharp details, although there are times when inadequate compression can cause the image to look somewhat smeared. Color fidelity is good, with nicely rendered fleshtones and good balance. Contrast is also nicely balanced, and while black levels can be slightly elevated at times, there is a good sense of depth to the image. Edge enhancement is relatively minor, but can be recognized throughout. (Danny Richelieu)

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