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Visitors, The

Genre: Comedy

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

Christian Clavier, Jean Reno, Val

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Miramax Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 23622
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $32.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 107
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1993
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/11/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Jean-Marie Poir
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Story Synopsis:
Jean Reno and Christian Clavier debut as a nobleman and servant from the 12th century in the fish-out-of-water story, The Visitors. They loved their roles so much that they starred in the American version Just Visiting. When these two armor-clad goofballs find themselves magically sent to present day by a wizard whose skills are a little rusty, they discover that the nobleman

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits image quality that should be generally satisfying. Images are sharp and nicely detailed, with pleasing contrast and shadow delineation, Colors are rich and generally well balanced, with accurate fleshtones, and deep blacks. At times the picture can have a flat or plugged-up quality. Edge enhancement and occasional pixelization are detected. The source element is revealing of dirt and artifacts. (Suzanne Hodges)

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