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Liberty Heights

Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 41 (Sept 2000) Of Widescreen Review®

Adrien Brody, Ben Foster, Orlando Jones, Bebe Neuwirth, Joe Mantegna

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes an interview gallery, deleted scene with an introduction by Levinson, a short making-of featurette, music-only track, notes on The Baltimore Films (

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 18019
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Rated R for crude language and sex-related material.
(Retail Price): $24.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 128
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1999
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/20/00
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Barry Levinson
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
For the fourth time, Barry Levinson invites us to experience Baltimore, Maryland in the 1950s. In Liberty Heights, we see what life was like through the Kurtzmans, a close-knit Jewish family who are struggling to cope with the tremendous social changes happening in the United States. Parents Ada and Nate don

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD looks really good, with balanced colors that are rich and vibrant. Images are sharp and finely detailed, with good contrast and shadow delineation. The picture has a very rich appearance with few distractions in the way of pixelization or artifacts. Occasionally the picture is wanting in definition, with colors appearing a bit oversaturated and darker scenes seeming a bit smeared. Overall, this is a rich, pleasing picture.

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