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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Dressed To Kill
Genre: Thriller

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

Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson & Nancy Allen

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
(The supplements description for this title is reproduced as it appears in our print issue 53, which accounted for several Brian De Palma titles in one write-up.) A lot of Brian De Palma movies have been released on DVD recently (and we have six of them reviewed for you in this issue), and here are three of his most well-liked. While none are the most feature-packed discs you

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): MGM Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 1002333
(MPAA Rating): R & Unrated
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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): 105
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1980
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/28/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Brian De Palma
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
One of De Palma

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits images that are generally sharp, but fine details appear a bit undefined. Colors are reddish at times. The picture has a soft character overall, with glowing hazy whites. The source element is revealing of dirt, artifacts, and film grain. Pixelization and shimmering details contribute to a rough digital appearance. Edge enhancement is infrequently detected. (Suzanne Hodges)

The Dolby Digital 5.1-channel soundtrack is a commendable remastering effort that engages the entire soundfield quite nicely. Compared to the remastering of