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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Real Untouchables, The
Genre: Docudrama

Reviewed In Issue 59 (April 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Narrated by James Woods

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes production notes, bios, and character profiles.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Goldhil Home Media
(Catalog Number): GH1572
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $24.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): No
(Running Time In Minutes): 151
(Color Type): Color With B/W Sequences
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2001
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 10/02/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): John Fothergill
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The lives of Eliot Ness (Bob Kaliebe), Melvin Purvis (D. Douglas Weidner), and Thomas E. Dewey (Todd Milliner) are dramatized in The Learning Channel

DVD Picture:
The 1.78:1 DVD is not anamorphically enhanced and the three movies exhibit problematic image quality. Colors are weak and undefined, with poor delineation. Contrast is low and visual information is limited in the darker scenes. Other than the interview segments, the picture is soft with little detail, and often appears smeared. Shimmering details and aliasing problems are noticed, as well as pixelization. The source element is revealing of artifacts and film grain. Overall there is nothing impressive about image quality on the DVD. (Suzanne Hodges)

It is unknown, from the DVD cover and menu, whether the 2.0 Dolby