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NeverEnding Story II, The

Genre: Fantasy Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 54 (Nov 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Jonathan Brandis, Kenny Morrison, Clarissa Burt, Martin Umbach & John Wesley Shipp

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
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Special Features
Includes Bastian

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 13278
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $19.98
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer (DVD10)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 90
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1989
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/04/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): George Miller
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The NeverEnding Story II is The Next Chapter that should have ended with The NeverEnding Story. Bastian (Brandis) should have gained some self-confidence and courage from his adventures in the first film. While in the antique bookseller that he

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a slightly cleaner picture than the original movie. Images are sharp and nicely detailed, with good contrast and shadow delineation. Colors are rich and warm, with natural fleshtones and deep blacks. Some pixelization is noticed, and edge enhancement is occasional. The source element is revealing of a few artifacts, but little film grain. (Suzanne Hodges)

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