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Brothers McMullen, The

Genre: Comedy Drama

Reviewed In Issue 46 (Mar 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Jack Mulcahy, Mike McGlone, Edward Burns, Connie Britton, Maxine Bahns, Elizabeth P. McKay, Shari Albert & Jennifer Jostyn

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Includes director

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2000568
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Rated R for language and some sexuality.
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer (DVD10)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 98
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1995
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/03/00
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

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(Director): Edward Burns
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Story Synopsis:
The Brothers McMullen is a captivating, off-beat comedy/drama that won Best Picture at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival. The story is about the quest for

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits improvements in clarity and refinements in color fidelity compared to the LaserDisc reviewed in Issue 20. The picture is soft overall, but definition is noticed on the DVD, that is not apparent on the LaserDisc. Colors are slightly dull, but well balanced, though occasionally the picture is a bit dark. Dirt and artifacts are noticed throughout. Some pixelization is noticed, but there is no distracting edge enhancement. Though much of the softness of the picture is likely related to its 16mm and/or 35mm blow-up element source and not the transfer, it makes for an unimpressive experience. (Suzanne Hodges)

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