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35th Anniversary Edition
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 123 (Sept 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox & James Dickey

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 commentary with Director John Boorman, the theatrical trailer, and five featurettes: Deliverance: The Beginning (17 minutes), Deliverance: The Journey (13 minutes), Deliverance: Betraying The River (15 minutes), Deliverance: Delivered (11 minutes), and The Dangerous World Of Deliverance (10 minutes).

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 116512
(MPAA Rating): R
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(Retail Price): $19.97
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 109
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1972
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/18/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): John Boorman
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  WSR Narrative Review
Special Notes:
Disc is transferred in a windowboxed 2.40:1 aspect ratio.

Story Synopsis:
Four city-dwelling businessmen decide to take a canoe trip down the pristine waters of the Chattooga River for one last look at its splendor before progress alters its course in Deliverance. Despite warnings from locals about the backwoods areas they will encounter on their trip, the quartet paddles on and soon discovers that they

DVD Picture:
With much of the source element artifacts cleaned up, the anamorphically enhanced 2.38:1 DVD is much improved over the original DVD release. Colors are more natural, and contrast is more naturally rendered. Shadow delineation is adequate, but the entire image looks to have a hazy shroud that can make it look rather flat. Colors are still dated and edge enhancement is noticeable. (Danny Richelieu)

While the Dolby