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Sweet Revenge

Genre: Dark Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 50 (July 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Sam Neill, Helena Bonham Carter Kristin Scott Thomas, Rupert Graves, Martin Clunes & Steve Coogan

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Miramax Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 18549
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Rated PG13 for some language, sex-related material and some violence.
(Retail Price): $32.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 90
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1997
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 02/13/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Malcolm Mowbray
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Henry Bell (Neill) and Karen Knightly (Carter) meet on Tower Bridge...while they are both attempting suicide. After both reveal their reasons for wanting to end it all, Karen suggests they exact

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture has a soft, somewhat dreamy quality, but detail is nicely rendered nonetheless. Colors are rich and fully saturated, with vibrant hues, accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. Contrast and shadow delineation are nicely rendered throughout. The picture is smooth and solid with no distracting edge enhancement, and only occasional minor pixelization. While some may find the soft nature of the picture to be bothersome, it appears that the look is intentional. (Suzanne Hodges)

The sonic presentation is quite involving and enjoyable, thanks in part to a fairly active soundfield. The fidelity for this Dolby