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Genre: Drama

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

Powers Boothe, Simmone Jade MacKinnon, Tim Curry, Reg Rogers, Alice Krige & Gerard Butler

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WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): USA Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 963060186-2
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $19.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 177
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2000
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 04/03/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Dick Lowry
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Toward the end of the great rule of the Roman Empire, around 400 A.D., there emerged a new people from the east, the Huns. Up to this time, the different tribes of Huns warred against each other. That is, until the rise of a great leader, Attila (Butler), who became king of the Huns. Attila saw the weakening of the structure of the Roman Empire and knew if his Huns challenged the Romans, specifically the power of General Flavius Aetius (Boothe), the Huns could take over world domination. This made-for-TV movie chronicles Attila

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits good image quality, with images that are sharp and detailed. Contrast is mediocre, with images almost appearing in silhouette at times, and the darker scenes wanting in definition. Colors are generally well balanced and are complementary to the setting of the picture, though fleshtones appear reddish at times. While not terribly obtrusive, edge enhancement is noticed throughout. Pixelization is apparent at times giving the picture a

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DVD-ROM Review:
After inserting Attila into your DVD-ROM drive, the file Attila.htm will run, bringing you to the opening page of the DVD-ROM features for this disc. If the file does not run automatically, just open the folder for your DVD drive, and manually run the file labeled Attila.htm. This main page looks like an average Web page, and ultimately is just an average Web page. On the left you will find links to the different sections available to you, with pictures on the right. Actually, the only features available to you are pictures. Sections break up the photos: sections determined by the actual photograph (whether they are props, costumes, or sets). The photos just reside over on the right, and do not do anything very special, but having them there is better then nothing. Also, near the end of the page, you can find storyboards for four of the scenes in the film. Without the Flash and sounds of the average title, Attila never had a chance at being one of the big dogs. The pictures that are available are interesting, and the storyboards held my attention for at least five minutes. Other then that, I was not at all impressed. (Danny Richelieu)