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Genre: Horror

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

Stephen Rea, Mena Suvari, Russell Hornsby & Rukiya Bernard

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.0
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Image Entertainment
(Catalog Number): AMI3851DVD
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Stromg violence, disturbing content, sexuality, nudity and drug use
(Retail Price): $27.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 85
(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): 10/14/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Stuart Gordon
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Brandi Boski (Suvari) is an overworked, hard-partying nursing home assistant who accidently steers her car into the path of a homeless man, Tom Bardo (Rea), hitting him head-on. Not wanting to jeopardize a possible promotion at her work, Brandi drives her car home rather than seek help for the homeless man who is still Stuck in the windshield. What happens next is beyond belief as Tom pleads for his life and Brandi tries desperately to cover up the crime she has committed. (Stacey Pendry)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD shows limited resolution, with a smeared, soft appearance throughout. Black levels are elevated, giving the picture a noticeably washed-out appearance. Colors are also pale and desaturated. Contrast in general is very low. Shadow delineation is relatively poor, with details in the darker portions of the picture flat and crushed. Fleshtones are not defined well, with distinctions between various hues difficult to interpret. Dirt and noise can be noticed on occasion, especially in darker scenes. Compression artifacts are noticeable throughout, although they aren

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