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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Musical

Reviewed In Issue 58 (Mar 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Christian Bale, David Moscow, Bill Pullman, Gabriel Damon, Ann-Margret & Robert Duvall

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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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Walt Disney Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 23688
(MPAA Rating): PG
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(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): 121
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1992
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 01/15/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Kenny Ortega
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Newsies is an entertaining, feel-good, high-energy turn-of-the century music and dance movie based on the true story of a courageous group of striking newsboys who stand up against a powerful and unscrupulous newspaper tycoon wittingly played by Robert Duvall.

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture exhibits pleasing color fidelity that nicely compliments the early 20th century setting of the movie. Colors are well balanced with neutral brown hues, accurate fleshtones, and slightly weak blacks. Images are sharp and nicely detailed, though some scenes are softly focused or slightly hazy. There is a bit of edge enhancement detected, but nothing that is terribly distracting. There are occasional source element artifacts. (Suzanne Hodges)

The audio is 5.1 Dolby