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Others, The
Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 61 (June 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Nicole Kidman, Fionnula Flanagan, Christopher Eccleston, Eric Sykes & Elaine Cassidy

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Disc one of this two-disc set is the movie-only disc. On disc two, take A Look Inside The Others (22 minutes), a visual effects vignette, a revealing nine-minute featurette on the disease Xeroderma Pigmentosum, an eight-minute behind-the-scenes featurette with director Alejandro Amen

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Dimension Home Video
(Catalog Number): 24168
(MPAA Rating): PG13
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(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Two-Disc Set
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 104
(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): 05/14/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Alejandro Amen
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Story Synopsis:
Sometimes good help is hard to find, or so thinks Grace (Kidman), an extremely religious woman waiting for her husband to return from World War II, when her daughter, Anne (Alakina Mann), begins seeing ghosts. Doubting her daughter and blaming the servants (namely the butler) and

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a generally pleasing picture, with images that are nicely detailed, though somewhat soft. The soft appearance may be partially evident when considering the extensive layering and digital fog utilized in creating the film

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