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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Hollywood Boulevard
Genre: Comedy

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

Candice Rialson, Mary Woronov, Rita George & Jeffrey Kramer

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2
DD Sound Rating: 1.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes cast and crew biographies: a cutting room floor full of dirty trailers used for stock footage in the film; and directors Allan Arkush and Joe Dante, and producer Jon Davison audio commentary.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): New Concorde
(Catalog Number): NH20154 D
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $19.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): No
(Running Time In Minutes): 83
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1976
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 04/24/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Joe Dante & Allan Arkush
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Joe Dante and Allan Arkush reveal in

DVD Picture:
The 1.85:1 DVD is not anamorphic, and exhibits a blurry picture that lacks detail, definition, and clarity. The picture is dim, with low contrast that contributes to the limited detail. Colors are rich and well balanced, though fleshtones can appear a bit brownish at times. Blacks are slightly weak and undefined. The source element is very dirty, with lots of artifacts and perceivable film grain. Only occasionally does the picture have a satisfying appearance. Pixelization is apparent, but there is no bothersome edge enhancement. (Suzanne Hodges)

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