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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Thriller

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

Treat Williams, Mary Page Keller, Hannes Jaenicke, Catherine Dent, Tony Denison, Geoff Pierson & Andrew Stevens

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 audio commentary by the director, director & cast filmographies, a photo gallery, and trailer

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2003323
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Violence and brief language
(Retail Price): $34.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): No
(Running Time In Minutes): 97
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2001
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 01/22/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Ed Raymond
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
What a treat! Prepare for the ultimate fight of man versus nature when a small town becomes a hotbed for a deadly virus. Local residents begin falling prey to the attacks of genetically altered Venomous snakes, and officials are at a loss to explain their swift and horrible deaths. As the body count spins out of control, the U.S. Army is dispatched to help quarantine the victims and the lethal reptiles. Includes filmographies and a photo gallery. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The 1.85:1 DVD is not anamorphically enhanced, but exhibits a pleasing picture, with generally sharp and detailed images. However, finer details into backgrounds are limited. Colors are well balanced with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. There is some edge enhancement and pixelization noticed. The source element is revealing of some grain and a few artifacts. (Suzanne Hodges)

The 5.1-channel audio should provide for a fairly palpable sense of expansion and envelopment, though it should be noted that the extent would not be quite to the level attained by the better-produced feature films. Nonetheless, there