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North By Northwest

Genre: Thriller

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

Cary Grant, Eva Maria Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis, Leo G. Carroll, Martin Landau

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: NA
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Special Features
Extras include the 40-minute behind-the-scene documentary

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 65016
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(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): 136
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1959
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/29/00
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Alfred Hitchcock
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Terrific menu designs enhance the mood of the Hitchcock classic, North By Northwest. Starring Cary Grant as Manhattan advertising exec Roger Thornhill, who, through a chance happening, is mistaken for another man and becomes dangerously involved in the world of international espionage. The movie includes two of Hitchcock

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits colors that are quite rich, though the picture is dated. Fleshtones can appear a tad on the orange side, but otherwise exhibit nice balance with the overall color scheme. Images are sharp and exhibit a nice level of detail. The overall appearance of the DVD is smooth and solid, though edge enhancement is prevalent. Viewers should not be disappointed, as this 40-year-old VistaVision picture is very solid with vibrant colors.

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