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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Horror

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

Snoop Dogg, Pam Grier, Khalil Kain, Ricky Harris, Clifton Powell, Bianca Lawson & Michael T. Weiss

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: 5+
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary with director Ernest Dickerson, Snoop Dogg, and screenwriter Adam Simon. Also includes deleted scenes, two documentaries (

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): N5407
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $24.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 97
(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): 02/26/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Ernest Dickerson
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
In 1979 Jimmy

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture exhibits image quality that should be quite satisfying. Colors are stylized at times with warm yellow hues, but are otherwise well balanced with natural fleshtones and deep, pure blacks. The blood-red hues are stunning. Images are quite sharp, but there is evidence of detail loss that could be attributed to noise reduction. Contrast is superb, and even in the darkest scenes, shadow delineation is excellent. Edge enhancement can be bothersome in high-contrast scenes, but since most of the picture is dark, it is not always noticeable. Pixelization is detected at times. (Suzanne Hodges)

Though the film is a recent release, the 5.1-channel soundtracks have been remastered, incorporating a back surround channel (Dolby

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DVD-ROM Review:
With this influx of New Line cookie-cutter DVD-ROM releases, I have decided to produce a cookie-cutter review. After running the InterActual Player 2 software, you are brought to the main menu, where you can find links labeled Script to Screen, Original Web site, and Hot Spot. Clicking the Script to Screen label will take you to a new window with the same theme as the main menu, with text on the right and a small window for video on right left. Each scene is split by the chapters of the DVD, and can be printed individually or as a collective. Going to the Original Web site takes you to Bone' original theatrical Web site which is not uploaded onto the disc. Instead, it takes you through a redirect link on InterActual's servers, which will hopefully point to the correct site by the time this disc is released. Usually I will give New Line titles a Mediocre rating because they have some useful information included. This title, however, does not, and I am forced to designate a rating to accentuate this point. (Danny Richelieu)