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Barry Lyndon

2001 Stanley Kubrick Collection
Genre: Comedy Drama

Reviewed In Issue 51 (Aug 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Ryan O

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes the theatrical trailer and an awards list.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 21148
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $24.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): No
(Running Time In Minutes): 183
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1975
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/12/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Stanley Kubrick
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Story Synopsis:
Winner of four Academy Awards

DVD Picture:
The non-anamorphic 1.58:1 DVD exhibits a slightly smoother picture than the previously issued non-anamorphic DVD. The softer look is an improvement to the hard-edged, edge-enhanced picture on the previous disc. Viewed alone, the picture should satisfy, with generally detailed images, despite appearing slightly soft. Colors are rich and well balanced, with nicely rendered fleshtones, and generally deep blacks. The picture seems slightly cleaner than the previous version, with only occasionally noticed pixelization. Source element artifacts are not bothersome. (Suzanne Hodges)

The Dolby Digital 5.1-channel soundtrack is a new remastering effort which should be quite satisfying and pleasing, while at the same time remaining reasonably true to the original sound. The primary element of the new soundtrack is the incorporation of the re-purposed multichannel score, which provides for a nicely engaging presence, along with subtle surround envelopment. The soundstage for effects is typically mono, but there are moments for which the audio is spread beyond, such as in Chapter 12, in a relatively prominent manner, and more subtly in numerous other instances. Deep bass is inherently restrained, and the incorporation of.1 LFE activity is very sparse. The original audio has been nicely restored, with reasonably low background noise. (Perry Sun)