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Dark Days
Genre: Documentary

Reviewed In Issue 56 (Jan 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Some Of The People Who Live In The Tunnels Beneath New York City

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
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 46-minute making-of documentary, biographies, 15 additional scenes, and a textual history of the tunnel.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Palm Pictures
(Catalog Number): 3036-2
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $24.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 82
(Color Type): Black & White
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2000
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/30/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Marc Singer
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Theirs are Dark Days, those who live in the tunnel that takes unknowing passengers via Amtrak from Penn Station. This daring documentary introduces the viewer to a community that is thriving in the tunnels beneath New York City, how each person got there, and how they have survived. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced black-and-white 1.78:1 DVD picture (no widescreen credit on jacket) exhibits images that are generally sharp, but with little fine detail or definition. The gray scale exhibits generally bright whites and blacks that range from dark gray to deep and undefined. While contrast can be satisfying, visual information tends to get lost in the darker scenes. Shot in 16mm, grain is evident throughout, giving the picture a

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