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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 53 (Oct 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Ken Ogata, Kenji Sawada, Yasosuke Bando & Toshiyuki Nagashima

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary by director Paul Schrader, a ten-minute behind-the-scenes documentary titled Inside Mishima, production notes, the trailer, and a deleted scene. It seems that Warner is getting a bad habit of having a

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 11530
(MPAA Rating): R
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(Retail Price): $19.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 120
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1985
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/21/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Paul Schrader
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters is a lyrical film that vividly depicts the life and interprets the literary works of Yukio Mishima, Japan

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture is unquestionably preferred over the LaserDisc, which appears smeared and undefined by comparison. Viewed alone, the picture is generally sharp and nicely detailed. The black-and-white scenes exhibit good gray scale quality. Many scenes are richly colored, with bold reds, blues, and greens. The clarity and definition on this DVD is what should really impress fans. The source element is revealing of some artifacts and dirt. (Suzanne Hodges)

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