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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Woman On Top

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 47 (April 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Penelope Cruz, Murilo Ben

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes the U.S. and international trailers and three TV spots. Includes the up-front forced ad from Fox.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2001488
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $34.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 91
(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): 02/13/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Fina Torres
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  WSR Narrative Review
Special Notes:
Jacket mislabels the disc as having a 1.85:1 aspect ratio. The movie is correctly offered in its 2.35:1 theatrical ratio.

Story Synopsis:
Isabella (Cruz) is a fabulous Brazilian chef with an unusual problem: Serious motion sickness. She can only control the unsettling feelings if she drives the car, leads the dance, and during sex, is the Woman On Top. Her husband (Ben

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a pleasing picture, with beautiful colors that are rich and nicely balanced. Blacks are deep and solid. The color scheme exhibits impressive clarity and definition throughout. The picture is sharp and detailed, though some scenes are slightly soft. Contrast and shadow delineation are nicely rendered, with good definition in the darker scenes. Slight edge enhancement is noticed occasionally, but its presence is rarely obtrusive. (Suzanne Hodges)

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