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Flashbacks Of A Fool

Genre: Drama

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

Daniel Craig, Harry Eden, Eve, Miriam Karlin, Jodhi May, Helen McCrory, Mark Strong & Olivia Williams

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.0
DD Sound Rating: 3.0
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features include a three-minute segment featuring interviews with the cast and crew, the original theatrical trailer, and two TV spots.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Anchor Bay Entertainment
(Catalog Number): DV16093
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

for sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use
(Retail Price): $26.97
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 114
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2008
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 11/04/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Baillie Walsh
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Joe Scott (Craig) is an aging Hollywood star whose years of recreational drug use and reckless sexual encounters have left him isolated from the world outside of his Malibu mansion. Joe

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.38:1 DVD shows good resolution with adequate compression levels, as artifacts are rare. Black levels are not as deep as they could be, and shadow delineation is somewhat crushed. Fleshtones appear natural, but the colors often appear pale and desaturated. Contrast is also low across the board. Source artifacts aren

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