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What Lies Beneath

Genre: Thriller

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

Harrison Ford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Diane Scarwid, Joe Morton, James Remar & Miranda Otto

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: 4.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): DreamWorks Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 86406
(MPAA Rating): PG13
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(Retail Price): $26.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 130
(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): 01/30/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Robert Zemeckis
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Story Synopsis:
Out of sorts when her daughter Caitlin (Katherine Towne) leaves for college, Claire Spencer (Pfeiffer) begins hearing and seeing things in her cozy Vermont home that she can not explain. Norman (Ford), her scientist husband tries to help her find logical answers for the unusual occurances, even suggesting that she may be having a nervous breakdown. When a psychiatrist is unable to help her, Claire becomes conviced that what is happening is best explained as a haunting. She begins to believe that the ghost is a woman...more exactly the woman with whom Norman had an affair who subsequently committed suicide. (Laurie Sevano)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a picture that is quite pleasing in all visual aspects. Color fidelity is naturally rendered, with accurate fleshtones, rich hues and deep blacks. Images are sharp and detailed, though some scenes exhibit a slight soft focus. Viewing in a completely blackened room will reveal the excellent shadow delineation. While distractions are minor, pixelization and edge enhancement are apparent. There are some infrequent instances in which fine shimmering patterns are noticed in details like lettering in a photo scrapbook as well as moir

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