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Journey To The Center Of The Earth

Genre: Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 137 (Dec 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson, Anita Briem & Seth Meyers

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include a commentary track by Actor Brendan Fraser and Director Eric Brevig; three behind-the-scenes featurettes: A World Within Our World (ten minutes), Being Josh (six minutes), and How To Make A Dinosaur Drool (three minutes), and a digital copy of the movie. Additionally, the DVD includes the Adventure At The Center Of The Earth game. Side A of this two-sided disc features the 2-D version of the film, with the flip side containing the 3-D film.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 1000040482
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

Intense adventure action and some scary moments
(Retail Price): $28.98
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer (DVD10)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 92
(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): 10/28/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Eric Brevig
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Science Professor Trevor Anderson (Fraser) is often ridiculed by his colleagues in the academic community over his decidedly unconventional hypothesis. But Trevor proves himself a scientific visionary instead of the quack he is perceived to be when he is trapped in a cave during an expedition in Iceland. To escape the cave, Trevor, his young nephew Sean (Hutcherson), and a beautiful local guide Hannah (Briem) must go deeper on a Journey To The Center Of The Earth. Based on Jules Verne

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD shows good color saturation, although the picture does appear too bright, often washed out. Fleshtones appear natural, though. Black levels are noticeably elevated, but shadow delineation is adequate, with a fair amount of detail in the near

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