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From Hell
Genre: Thriller

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

Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane, Ian Richardson & Jason Flemyng

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: 5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2003560
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Strong violence/gore, sexuality, language and drug content
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 122
(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): 05/14/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

 Credits Information

(Director): The Hughes Brothers
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
If you were living in England in the late 1880s, Whitechapel is not where you

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a slightly soft character, but the appearance tends to support the setting of the movie. The picture has a rich color scheme, with bold reds, but hues border oversaturation at times. Fleshtones appear well balanced, and blacks are deep and solid. Some smearing is evident. Contrast and shadow delineation appear well balanced, considering the dark nature of the movie. There is some pixelization, but little edge enhancement. (Suzanne Hodges)

The 5.1-channel discrete soundtracks for this DVD are splendid with dramatic spatial characteristics. The sense of openness and immersion throughout is uncanny. This is a production that effectively utilizes dimension to its advantage. The presence of the very well-recorded music around the listening space can sound quite eerie at times, an example of which can be found in Chapter 4. The soundstage has also been crafted in quite a creative manner, with the split surrounds utilized to dramatically and even uncomfortably engulf you at times. Another standout aspect of this soundtrack is the deep bass presence, which is prodigious in nature with a clean, penetrating character. Low frequencies extend to below 25 Hz and the .1 LFE is actively engaged. Voices are presented with remarkable clarity, natural tonality, and with quite good spatial integration. The DTS

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