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Panic Room
Genre: Thriller

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

Jodie Foster, Forest Whitaker, Dwight Yoakam, Jared Leto & Kristen Stewart

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: 5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Superbit release includes filmographies and the theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 06457
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Violence and language.
(Retail Price): $27.96
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 112
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2002
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/17/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): David Fincher
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  DVD Picture Information

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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When newly divorced Meg Altman (Foster) moves herself and her young, diabetic daughter Sarah (Stewart) into a large New York brownstone, one of the main appeals of the house is a

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD is a great looking Superbit title. The picture is appropriately dark, to visually enhance the subject matter, with just enough visual information in the darkness to heighten the suspense. The color scheme is intentionally muted and underexposed to create a sense of realism during the single, terrifying night during which the story takes place. Viewed in a completely blackened room, the dim picture offers sharp and detailed images, with nicely rendered fine definition and contrast. This Superbit DVD is highly capable of resolving the finest details that normally would be expected to break up on standard DVD. The picture is smooth, with minimal pixelization and barely noticed edge enhancement. While shot in 3-perf Super 35 (a spherical lens process), the film includes some anamorphic-style

The 5.1-channel audio presentations are both substantially distinguished in their rendition of space, in a manner that really plays an effective role in the film

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