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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Millennium Edition
Genre: Horror Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 62 (July 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale, Robert Sampson & Jeffrey Combs

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: 3.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
The same two audio commentary tracks included with the previous DVD are found on Disc One: the first features director Stuart Gordon, and the other with producer Brian Yuzna and actors Jeffrey Combs, Robert Sampson, Barbara Crampton, and Bruce Abbott. There is also a THX

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Elite Entertainment
(Catalog Number): EE4325
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $29.95
(DVD Type): Two-disc set
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 86
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1985
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 04/30/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

 Credits Information

(Director): Stuart Gordon
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Newly arrived from the Institut Fur Medizin in Switzerland, and not really wanting to talk about the former Dr. Gruber, Herbert West (Combs), a medical student with an interest in death and basements, has taken residency at the Miskatonic Medical School. There he beheads...I mean, befriends and moves in with, Dan Cain (Abbott), one of Miskatonic

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits subtle improvements when compared to the previously released, non-anamorphic DVD (Issue 27). Images are slightly sharper with finer details, and contrast is much more balanced. Colors have a warmer, more natural appearance, compared to the faded hues on the previous DVD. Viewed alone, the picture appears dated, with slightly soft images, but generally good detail. Pixelization can be a problem, but there is no bothersome edge enhancement. Dirt, artifacts, and film grain are revealed from the source element. (Suzanne Hodges)

The remastered multichannel soundtracks both sound nicely restored with a quite pleasing sense of dimensionality, given that the source for the repurposing was the original mono audio. Background hiss and hum can be noticed throughout, but should not be too distracting. It should noted that there is a consistently spurious noise floor in the surrounds. Often, the audio is focused toward center channel mono, but also with subtle to moderate and even heightened instances of spatial expansion and envelopment. The music has a rather welcome, fairly holosonic presence that sounds expansive and prominently fills the surrounds, especially during heightened moments. Some modest .1 LFE activity can be noticed as part of the low-end enhancement, namely to the music. The DTS

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