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Red (Trois Coleurs: Rouge)
Krzysztof Kieslowski's Three Colors
Genre: Drama

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


WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4.5
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary with Annette Insdorf, the 22-minute Insights Into Trois Colors Rouge featurette, a minute conversation with Irene Jacob on Kieslowski, a nine-minute cinema lesson with Kieslowski on the plot point scene with the runaway dog, six behind-the-scenes segments with Kieslowski, a Kieslowski filmography, a 15-minute featurette of Red at the Cannes Film Festival, and three additional selected-scenes commentaries and interviews: one with producer Marin Karmitz, another with Irene Jacob, and a third with editor Jacques Witta. (Suzanne Hodges)

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Miramax Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 10719/28655
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Some sexuality
(Retail Price): $39.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 99
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1993
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/04/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Krzysztof Kieslowski
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  WSR Narrative Review
Special Notes:
Available only in the "Krzysztof Kieslowski Three Colors" DVD set consisiting of "Blue," "White," and "Red."

Story Synopsis:
Red (Trois Coleurs: Rouge) is the final chapter in director Krzysztof Kieslowski

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a nicely rendered picture, with images that can be sharp and crisp, with well balanced contrast and shadow delineation. Red provides a thematic spot color throughout the film. There is some grain, as well as occasional flecks of dirt, noticed in the source element. Pixelization creates a

The Dolby Digital 2.0 matrix soundtrack is typically reserved in dimension, and is also dialogue-centric. This is the most refined of the trilogy in terms of recording quality and spatial character. Voices sound reasonably natural and also distinct. The music is the dominant multichannel aspect of this soundtrack, with a modest projection of envelopment throughout the listening space. (Perry Sun)