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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Making The Misfits
Genre: Documentary

Reviewed In Issue 69 (Feb 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Narrated by Brian Dennehy

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 5
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Image Entertainment
(Catalog Number): ID3891WNDVD
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $19.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 54
(Color Type): Color With B/W Sequences
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2001
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 11/26/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Gail Levin
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
"Making The Misfits" became more of a challenge than director John Huston could have imagined. From the troubled production to the troubled stars, Huston found that he had his work cut out for him. "The Misfits" was the last picture for both the difficult and fragile Marilyn Monroe and the aging Clark Gabel. In this documentary a group of photographers from Magnum Photos brings to life all that went on during the making of the film. With behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with some of the cast and crew, this Hollywood production is a true classic. (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture offers image quality typical to documentaries, with varying image quality due to stock footage, archival films, and new interviews. The interview footage is sharp and nicely detailed, with rich, natural-looking colors and well-balanced fleshtones. Edge enhancement, pixelization, and aliasing problems are all noticed in the new footage. Still, the content of the documentary outweighs any nitpicks at the picture quality, and this DVD should not be missed for fans of "The Misfits." (Suzanne Hodges)

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