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Man Who Fell To Earth, The
Anchor Bay
Genre: Science Fiction

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

David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark & Buck Henry

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
The new two-disc Anchor Bay DVD set includes a THX Optimizer

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Anchor Bay Entertainment
(Catalog Number): DV11477
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Two Disc Set: DVD-9/DVD-5
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 139
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1976
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 02/11/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

 Credits Information

(Director): Nicolas Roeg
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DVD Picture:
This new anamorphically enhanced DVD exhibits a picture that is clearly dated, but offering decent sharpness and detail, especially when compared to the 1998-released, non-anamorphic Fox Lorber DVD. Colors have a bit of a subdued appearance, but are consistent throughout, with accurate fleshtones and generally deep blacks. While the Fox Lorber edition has no shortage of distractions in the way of aliasing problems and pixelization, there is only some image breakup and limited edge enhancement on the Anchor Bay DVD. The source element is revealing of some grain and artifacts, but nothing that should seem excessive. Both versions are framed at 2.35:1, although the Fox Lorber version appears slightly zoomed-in when compared to the newer Anchor Bay version. (Suzanne Hodges)

The DVD offers Dolby