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3:10 To Yuma

Genre: Western

Reviewed In Issue 129 (Mar 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Peter Fonda, Gretchen Mol, Ben Foster, Dallas Roberts, Alan Tudyk, Vinessa Shaw & Logan Lerman

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include up-front previews; the following featurettes: Destination Yuma (21 minutes), Outlaws, Gangs & Posses (13 minutes), and An Epic Explored (nine minutes); seven deleted scenes; and additional trailers.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Lionsgate Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 22185
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For violence and some language
(Retail Price): $29.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 122
(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): 01/08/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Jim Mangold
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Story Synopsis:
Ben Wade (Crowe) and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers plague the Southern Railroad in the Wild West of the 1800s. Civil War veteran Dan Evans (Bale), a struggling rancher, volunteers to deliver the infamous outlaw, Wade, alive, to the 3:10 To Yuma, a train that will take the criminal to trial. With Wade's posse in hot pursuit of the duo, the grueling journey turns into a violent, impossible mission with the two adversaries earning each other's respect. Based on the short story by Elmore Leonard. (Stacey Pendry)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a very pleasing picture, with fairly well-balanced contrast and solid black levels. Outdoor scenes can look somewhat too hot, but color balance is still good. Shadow delineation is quite good, with details in the shadows delivered nicely. Resolution is good, with fine textures delivered nicely. The color palette gives the picture the look of a western, dominated by warm, earthy tones. Still, sky blues and greens look natural. Fleshtones have a sunburnt look, but with all the time the characters spend outdoors, who

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