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Bridget Jones

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 55 (Dec 2001) Of Widescreen Review®


WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary by the director, a featurette, deleted scenes, a Shelby Lynne music video (

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Miramax Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 23598
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 98
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2001
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/09/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Sharon Maguire
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After another failed attempt to enjoy the holidays, Bridget Jones (Zellweger) decides to take control of her uncomfortably unmarried life, documenting everything in Bridget Jones

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture should be quite pleasing, with images that are sharp and detailed with good contrast and shadow delineation. Colors are rich and well balanced, with accurate fleshtones, and deep blacks. The picture is quite solid, but exhibits distracting pixelization at times. (Suzanne Hodges)

Much of the Dolby Digital 5.1-channel soundtrack is focused toward the dialogue, but the experience from the multichannel music is amply enveloping and engaging. At times, the soundstage becomes energized and fully engulfing with the music. The dialogue is quite well recorded, albeit also sounding slightly forward, especially with the narrative. There