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Dead Again

Genre: Mystery Suspense

Reviewed In Issue 42 (Oct 2000) Of Widescreen Review®

Kenneth Branaugh, Andy Garcia, Derek Jacobi, Hanna Schygulla, Emma Thompson, Wayne Knight, Campbell Scott, Gregor Hesse, Christine Ebersol, Robin Williams

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes two audio commentary tracks: one from producer Lindsay Doran and screenwriter Scott Frank and another with director/star Kenneth Branagh as well as the theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 32057
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Rated R for language and violence.
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 107
(Color Type): Color With B/W Sequences
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1991
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/27/00
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Kenneth Branaugh
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Reviewed on LaserDisc, in Widescreen Review

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture exhibits improvements in color fidelity, sharpness and contrast when compared to the LaserDisc reviewed in Issue 1. Images are sharp and finely detailed, with good background clarity. Some scenes are a little soft. Colors are rich with full saturation, accurately rendered fleshtones and deep blacks that lack definition in the darker scenes. The black and white flashback scenes are revealing of film grain and exhibit an appealing gradation throughout the gray scale. Occasional edge enhancement is noticed, as well as pixelization, but overall, the picture is quite pleasing.

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