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In The Mood For Love
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 60 (May 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Maggie Cheung, Lai Chin, Rebecca Pan & Siu Ping-Lam

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4.5
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Special Features
The Criterion Collection spared no expense on this two-disc set, including a 48-page booklet. Disc one includes four deleted scenes (three of which have optional subtitled commentary), a superb

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): The Criterion Collection
(Catalog Number): CC1580D
(MPAA Rating): PG
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(Retail Price): $39.95
(DVD Type): DVD-9 x2
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 99
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2000
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/05/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

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(Director): Wong Kar-Wai
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DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced DVD (framed in a windowboxed 1.66:1 ratio) exhibits a nicely rendered picture, with generally sharp and nicely detailed images. Colors are well balanced, with accurate fleshtones, naturally rendered hues, and deep blacks. At times, accent colors can pop from the screen. Contrast and shadow delineation are satisfying, though the picture can have a dim appearance at times. There is some minor smearing noticed, for a lack of fine definition. The source element is revealing of fine film grain and few artifacts. Edge enhancement rarely is a problem, but there is some pixelization. (Suzanne Hodges)

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