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Deep Cover

Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 47 (April 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Larry Fishburne, Jeff Goldblum, Victoria Dillard, Gregory Sierra, Clarence Williams, III, James T. Morris, Sandra Gould & Charles Martin Smith

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: NA
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Special Features
Includes cast and director biographies and the theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): N4780
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $24.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 107
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1992
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/14/99
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Bill Duke
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Police officer Russell Stevens, Jr. (Fishburne) is chosen to go under Deep Cover to bring down a major drug ring. The DEA wants him because he appears to be able to completely immerse himself in the world of crime due to his past. So, he starts at the bottom and works his way up the criminal hierarchy. Stevens begins by winning the trust of the drug ring

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits image quality that can look excellent at times. Color fidelity is well balanced, with natural fleshtones, rich hues, and deep blacks. Images are sharp and detailed, often revealing of fine facial details, and exhibiting good depth and definition. The picture can be quite solid, but some scenes exhibit considerable film grain. Edge enhancement is noticed, and pixelization can create a digitally harsh appearance at times. (Suzanne Hodges)

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