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Bossa Nova

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 45 (Jan/Feb 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Amy Irving, Antonio Fagundes, Alexandre Borges, Drica Moraes, Giovanna Antonelli, Debora Bloch, Alberto de Mendoza, Pedro Cardoso & Stephen Tobolowsky

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary with director Bruno Barreto and star Amy Irving, a making-of featurette, a deleted scene with optional commentary, the isolated music score, cast and crew biographies, the theatrical trailer, and three bonus trailers.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 05271/06365
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Rated R for language and some sexual content.
(Retail Price): $29.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 95
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2000
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/26/00
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Bruno Barreto
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  WSR Narrative Review
Special Notes:
The original October 10 release (Catalog Number 05271) was replaced with the December 26 release (Catalog Number 06365).

Story Synopsis:
A fine ensemble cast of well-known Brazilian stars

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits generally good quality throughout. Images are sharp and detailed, with good background definition. Colors can be nicely balanced, but seem a bit exaggerated with fleshtones that occasionally appear orange. Still, hues are solid, with little chroma noise. Depth and clarity are often nicely rendered. The picture has a very solid quality, with few distractions, though some may find the occasionally exaggerated colors to be bothersome. (Suzanne Hodges)

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