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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Musical

Reviewed In Issue 62 (July 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Marilyn Monroe, Yves Montand, Tony Randall & Frankie Vaughan

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes a still gallery, restoration comparison, and trailers for other Monroe films in the Diamond Collection.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2003508
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(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): 119
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1960
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 05/14/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): George Cukor
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Story Synopsis:
Jean-Marc Clement (Montand) is a very rich but very lonely man who discovers that he

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced DVD, framed at 2.35:1, exhibits a picture that has been carefully restored. Images exhibit good sharpness, though fine detail and definition are lacking at times. Colors are rich and well balanced, with nicely rendered fleshtones and deep, endless blacks. The picture seems a bit dark, with slightly low contrast, which adds to the limited amount of fine detail. Edge enhancement can be a distraction. The picture has a dated appearance, with the source element revealing of dirt, artifacts, and film grain (but nothing as distracting as on the existing video master, as seen in the Restoration Comparison special feature option on this DVD). (Suzanne Hodges)

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