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Genre: Thriller

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

Ryan Phillippe, Rachael Leigh Cook, Claire Forlani, Tim Robbins

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary with director Peter Howitt and film editor Zach Staenberg, an excellent behind-the-scenes documentary,

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): MGM Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 1001867
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Rated PG13 for some violence and frief language.
(Retail Price): $24.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 108
(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): 05/15/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Peter Howitt
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Gary Winston

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.30:1 DVD exhibits a nicely rendered picture, with images that are sharp and detailed. Colors are rich and well balanced, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. Contrast and shadow delineation are nicely rendered throughout. There are some instances in which fine details shimmer, and pixelization is noticed. Still, there is minimal edge enhancement, and distractions are quite minor overall. (Suzanne Hodges)

The Dolby Digital 5.1-channel soundtrack has been very well recorded, with an impressive music score that nicely fills the listening space. The sonic image across the screen is convincingly wide and deep, often with prominent split surround envelopment, and the sense of being in a holosonic listening space is uncanny. Fidelity, on the whole, is first-rate, and the perceived tonality at reference level is quite neutral and therefore obviating of the need for re-equalization. The dialogue production is quite notable, with reasonably natural sounding voices, albeit also a little forward sounding. The low-end, carried by the music and some poignant effects, is clean and commendable, with ample amounts of .1 LFE activity. This soundtrack is certainly pleasurable to experience, for which the dimensionality comes mostly from the music, but also from ambient and some innovative effects. (Perry Sun)

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