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Mulholland Dr.
Genre: Mystery Suspense

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

Justin Theroux, Naomi Watts, Laura Elena Harring, Ann Miller, Dan Hedaya & Robert Forster

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: 3.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Video
(Catalog Number): 21780
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Violence, language and some strong sexuality
(Retail Price): $32.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 147
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): No
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2001
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 04/09/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): David Lynch
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DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits smooth, pleasing images. Colors are rich and well balanced, with accurate fleshtones, rich hues, and deep blacks. Images are sharp and detailed, with good contrast and shadow delineation. Some scenes are soft for effect. Overall, the picture is smooth and solid, with few artifacts. (Suzanne Hodges)

The multichannel sound mix has been quite well recorded, yet is also predictable in terms of dimensionality. The music originates from the front left and right channels. The surrounds are mostly silent except for poignant instances, such as the opening car crash. Deep bass can be downright powerful and poignant at times, though, with a few instances of .1 LFE. The dialogue sounds remarkably natural with good spatial integration. The DTS