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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Jackie Brown
Genre: Comedy Drama

Reviewed In Issue 65 (Oct 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Bridget Fonda, Michael Keaton, Robert De Niro, Michael Bowen, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Tommy

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: 4
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Disc One of the

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Miramax Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 23540
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Strong language, some violence, drug use and sexuality.
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 154
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1997
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/20/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Quentin Tarantino
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  WSR Narrative Review
Special Notes:
Jacket erroneously indicates film is presented in a 2.35:1 aspect ratio.

Story Synopsis:
Based on Elmore Leonard

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture exhibits rich colors that sometimes appear a bit oversaturated. That said, these bold hues are well balanced with deep blacks. Images are sharp and nicely detailed, with good contrast and shadow delineation. Unfortunately, edge enhancement can be downright distracting. There are some minor instances in which moir


  WSR DVD-ROM Review
DVD-ROM Enhancements Rating:

DVD-ROM Review:
After installing the InterActual Player 2 software for this title, you are brought to the DVD-ROM main menu, which is wonderfully done in a theme very consistent with the movie. From this menu, you are given links to the Trivia Game, the Enhanced Playback Track, Screenplay Viewer, Filmographies, Articles And Reviews, and DVD Destination Web Site. The Trivia Game asks the same questions each time you play, those being questions from the Enhanced Playback Track section of the DVD-ROM features. The Trivia Game will give you cash for answering a number of questions correctly, but does not seem to have any prize for gaining a lot of cash. You can build your score easier by not