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Murder By Numbers
Genre: Thriller

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

Sandra Bullock, Ryan Gosling, Michael Pitt, Agnes Brucker, Chris Penn, R.D. Call & Ben Chaplin

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary with director Barbet Schroeder and editor Lee Percy, and filmographies.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 23305
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Violence, language, a sex scene and brief drug use
(Retail Price): $26.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 120
(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): 09/24/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Barbet Schroeder
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Fascinating elements of police procedure meld with escalating tension in the taut

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibtis a picture that is quite pleasing, with images that are sharp and detailed overall. Some scenes exhibit a slightly soft appearance. Colors are rich and warm, with well-balanced fleshtones and deep blacks. While contrast can seem a bit low at times, shadow delineation is very nicely rendered. Edge enhancement can be a distraction at times, and there is some pixelization and shimmering details noticed. (Suzanne Hodges)

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