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Vertical Limit

Genre: Action Adventure

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

Chris O

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes director and producer audio commentary, the 24-minute making-of featurette, Surviving Vertical Limit, eight short behind-the-scenes segments with accompaning real-life stories, filmographies, a 13-minute National Geographic Channel featurette, Quest For K-2, a production notes booklet, the theatrical trailer, and bonus trailers for

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 05066
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $27.96
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 124
(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): 05/22/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Martin Campbell
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
High drama on one of the highest peaks in the world, Vertical Limit takes us to the base of the frigid K2 mountain in Pakistan

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits excellent image quality. The picture is sharp and detailed, with only a few softly focused scenes. Colors are bold and vibrant, with excellent balance and rich saturation. Blacks are deep and solid. Fleshtones push a slightly orange appearance at times. Contrast and shadow delineation are nicely balanced, with good visual information available into the darkest scenes. Only occasionally do images appear slightly hard-edged with apparent edge enhancement, but pixelization does not pose much of a threat to the picture. Despite a somewhat

The audio presentation is both an excellent recording and a truly outstanding demonstration of dynamics and dimension. The soundtrack (originally created for 8-channel SDDS

This Disc Contains The Following WSR-Rated Superb Qualities:
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