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Crime + Punishment In Suburbia

Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 59 (April 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Monica Keena, Vincent Kartheiser, Jeffrey Wright, James DeBello, Michael Ironside & Ellen Barkin

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary by director Rob Schmidt + Michael Ironside (not listed on jacket).

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): MGM Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 1001442
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Brutal violence, strong sexuality, language and substance abuse
(Retail Price): $14.95
(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): 2000
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 01/02/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Rob Schmidt
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Crime + Punishment In Suburbia is a dark + disturbing drama about a very dysfunctional family. Roseanne Skolnick (Keena) is a popular high school student living with an embittered mother (Barkin) + a drunken stepfather (Ironside). Though her mother had be plotting the murder of her stepfather, Roseanne begins to plan his demise after he rapes her one night. Enlisting the help of her boyfriend, they perform the brutal act, + soon Roseanne finds herself under arrest + thrown behind bars. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits images that are quite pleasing, with colors that are rich and well balanced. Fleshtones appear accurately rendered and blacks are deep and solid. Images are sharp, with nicely rendered detail throughout. Contrast and shadow delineation are satisfying. There is some pixelization noticed that gives the picture a

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