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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Thriller

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

Katie Holmes, Benjamin Bratt, Charlie Hunnam, Zooey Deschanel, Gabrielle Union, Gabriel Mann, Mark Feuerstein, Melanie Lynskey, Will McCormack & Fred Ward

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary by director Stephen Gaghan and cinematographer Matthew Libatique, a 22-minute making-of featurette, and six deleted and extended scenes with optional commentary.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 33805
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Drug and alcohol content, sexuality, some violence and language
(Retail Price): $29.99
(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): 2002
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/18/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Stephen Gaghan
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Embry Larkin (Hunnam) was a rich kid who up and vanished two years ago. His girlfriend Katie (Holmes) is a college student who is still haunted by his disappearance even as she moves forward with her life. When police detective Wade Handler (Bratt) is assigned to the missing person case, he starts questioning Katie and her friends while looking for answers. When Katie starts seeing Embry around she begins to think that he didn

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a sharp and detailed picture, with nicely rendered background definition and clarity. The color scheme is quite stylized, at times appearing a bit desaturated with blue or gray overtones, or nicely saturated and naturally balanced at other times. Blacks are deep and solid. Pixelization can cause the breakup of finer details, and edge enhancement is noticed on occasion. The source element is revealing of some film grain and occasional flecks of dirt. (Suzanne Hodges)

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