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Appleseed: Ex Machina

Genre: Animé

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

Featuring The Voice Talents Of Luci Christian, David Matranga, Illich Guardiola, Allison Sumrall, Shelley Calene-Black, Hilary Haag, Chris Hutchison, Mike MacRae, John Gremillion, Melissa Davis, Quentin Haag, Alice Fulks & Chris Patton

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include the 16-minute Team Up: John Woo and Shinji Aramaki and 19-minute Revolution: Animating Ex Machina featurettes, a feature commentary track, and previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 1000027469
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

Action/violence and brief strong language
(Retail Price): $24.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 104
(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): 03/11/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Shinji Aramaki
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Ex Machina is the second installment in the Appleseed anim

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD shows a believable sense of depth, with very nicely crafted animation that, while not completely realistic in its color scheme, looks believable. Black levels are not as deep as they could be, which can give the image a somewhat hazy appearance, but shadow delineation is nicely rendered. Resolution is generally impressive, and compression artifacts are not problematic. Moir

The English and Japanese language Dolby