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Silver Bullet
Genre: Horror

Reviewed In Issue 63 (Aug 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Gary Busey, Everett McGill, Corey Haim & Megan Follows

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 2
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 01827
(MPAA Rating): R
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(Retail Price): $24.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 95
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1985
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 05/28/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Daniel Attias
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
A small town under a full moon is being ravaged by a savage beast. A werewolf stalks its prey in the night, tearing innocent towsfolk to shreds. Though wheerchair-bound, young Marty (Haim) is the only one in the town with enough courage to stop the human canine. And the only way to do it is with a Silver Bullet. Based on Stephen King

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a picture that is suitable for the storytelling. Images are generally sharp and detailed, though some scenes appear soft or slightly smeared. Colors are rich and well balanced, though somewhat dated, and blacks are deep and solid. Contrast seems a bit low, but shadow delineation is pleasing, with enough visual information in the dark to let the mild terror work its magic. Source element artifacts and dirt are noticed, but there is little film grain. Pixelization and edge enhancement are minimal. (Suzanne Hodges)

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