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Mangler 2, The
Genre: Horror

Reviewed In Issue 89 (Oct 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Chelse Swain, Phillipe Bergeron, Dexter Bell, David Christensen, Jeff Doucette, Daniella Evangelista, Miles Meadows, Will Sanderson & Lance Henriksen

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include a 13-minute behind-the-scenes featurette, a three-minute outtake reel, and two sunlikestar music videos for

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Artisan Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 12490
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Violence and language.
(Retail Price): $19.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 94
(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): 02/19/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Michael Hamilton-Wright
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
n this new chapter of The Mangler, The Mangler 2 finds the students at the Royal Collegiate College threatened by a deadly computer virus. Huh? Yeah, well...anyway. They were supposed to have been provided with maximum protection by a state-of-the-art security system, but their virtual reality turns to virtual death. (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture exhibits generally sharp and detailed images, though some scenes appear somewhat smeared or undefined. Color saturation is pleasing, with accurate fleshtones, rich hues, and deep blacks. Shadow delineation is adequate for heightening the suspense (if you find this movie suspenseful), allowing for just enough visual information in the darkest scenes. There is some pixelization noticed at times, but edge enhancement is limited. (Suzanne Hodges)

Unlike the original The Mangler, which was in both DTS