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Texas Rangers
Genre: Western

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

James Van Der Beek, Dylan McDermott, Usher Raymond, Ashton Kutcher, Robert Patrick, Rachael Leigh Cook, Leonor Varela, Randy Travis, Jon Abrahams, Matt Keeslar, Vincent Spano, Marco Leonardi, Tom Skerritt & Alfred Molina

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Includes a still gallery, storyboard sequences, and nine-minute featurette.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Dimension Home Video
(Catalog Number): 21673
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Western violence
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 90
(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): 04/16/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Steve Miner
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Set in the rough-and-tumble period just after the civil war in Texas, the land is at the mercy of murderous bandits. From the chaos emerges a group of young cowboys recruited to work for the Texas Rangers. These young men are summoned to restore order, and some have personal reasons to seek vengeance upon the bandits. Under the fearless and tireless leadership of Leander McNelly (McDermott), the Rangers find themselves severely outgunned and outmanned, but unmatched for courage and determination. Based on the book

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD is generally sharp, with satisfying detail, though some smearing is evident. Other than a very slight orange tinge, the color scheme is quite natural and well balanced. Contrast seems to be a bit low, which limits detail, and visual information is limited in the darker scenes. On occasion, edge enhancement can be bothersome. (Suzanne Hodges)

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