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Sweet Charity
Genre: Musical

Reviewed In Issue 72 (May 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Shirley MacLaine, John McMartin, Ricardo Montalban & Sammy Davis, Jr.

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Although not idicated on the packaging, the disc includes the alternate

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Video
(Catalog Number): 22616
(MPAA Rating): G
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $14.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 153
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1968
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/04/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Bob Fosse
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  WSR Narrative Review
Special Notes:
The "4.0" audio symbol on the back jacket is labeled incorrectly as "Quad." The correct configuration is three front channels and one surround channel, not two front/two surround.

Story Synopsis:
Once upon a time there was a woman named Sweet Charity Hope Valentine (MacLaine), a girl who just wanted to be loved, but just kept looking for love in all the wrong places. When becoming trapped in an elevator with the claustrophobic Oscar (McMartin), Charity thought that she had finally met the man of her dreams. But sometimes dreams don

DVD Picture:
Making its widescreen-format home video debut, the anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a bright picture that has some slightly dated characteristics. Images can have a slightly soft appearance, but details can be nicely rendered. Colors are nicely balanced, with natural fleshtones and saturation, though slightly pale at times. The source element is revealing of some grain, dirt, and scratches. Edge enhancement is not much of a problem with this title, though there is some pixelization. (Suzanne Hodges)

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