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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Waking Life
Genre: Animation For Adults

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

Voice Talents of Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Wiley Wiggins, Lorelei Linklater, Trevor Jack Brooks, Nicky Katt, Steven Soderbergh, Glover Gill & Laura Hicks

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Includes two audio commentaries (one with filmmakers, and the other with more than 25 animators), text commentary (get out your dictionaries for this one, folks), a four-minute featurette, a fascinating 20-minute animation tutorial, an animated short, an animation test, deleted and alternate scenes, live action scenes from the movie, and biographies.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2004068
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Language and some violent images
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 101
(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): 05/07/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Richard Linklater
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Have you ever asked yourself,

DVD Picture:
If you can avoid becoming seasick by watching this movie, the anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits superb imagery. The undulating animated images exhibit completely solid and smooth colors. The bizarre images are sharp, and accurately convey the actors who portray the characters. In a word, the animation is unusual. In another: fascinating. There are just a few signs of pixelization and shimmering, but the transfer seems true to the intended look of the movie. (Suzanne Hodges)

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