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Quest For Fire
Genre: Fantasy Adventure

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

Everett McGill, Rae Dawn Chong, Ron Perlman & Nameer El-Kadi

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4.5
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary by director Jean-Jacques Annaud; an additional commentary track with actors Rae Dawn Chong, Ron Perlman, and executive producer Michael Gruskoff; a 23-minute featurette, and 15 promotional, production, and location galleries with Annaud commentary.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2006846
(MPAA Rating): R
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(Retail Price): $14.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 100
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1981
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/04/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Jean-Jacques Annaud
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After their fire goes out and they lose their source of heat, Naoh (Mcgill), Amoukar (Perlman) and Gaw (Ell-Kadi) of the Ulam tribe go on a "Quest For Fire." They come across the Ivakas, a group that has discovered the mystery of fire and how to create it. The Ulam clan kidnaps Ika (Chong) from the Ivakas in hopes that she will reveal the secret of starting fire. Ika teaches the peaceful tribe what they want to know but learns something more important from them, as the tribe she was taken from was one that enjoyed the wonders of cannibalism and other carnivorous delights. (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a picture that can be soft at times, though the different tribes

The remastered Dolby