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Crude Awakening, A: The Oil Crash

Genre: Documentary

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


WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 5
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Special Features
Special features include a four-minute bonus chapter: Petrostates, four additional interviews, and the original theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Docurama
(Catalog Number): NVG-9920
(MPAA Rating): Unrated
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(Retail Price): $26.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 85
(Color Type): Color With B/W Sequences
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): Not Indicated
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 07/31/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Basil Gelpke & Ray McCormack
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The oil-dependent countries of the world are in for a Crude Awakening when our fossil fuel supplies dwindle and dry up. In this insightful documentary the world

DVD Picture:
As a combination of many different sources over a wide range of years, the picture quality of the anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD is understandably hit or miss. Original interviews indoors look very good, with nicely captured details, natural fleshtones, and solid dimensionality. Edges can look slightly too digital at times, but edge enhancement is not a problem. Some recorded interviews outdoors, however, have poor contrast balance and look decidedly less natural. (Danny Richelieu)

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