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Just A Kiss
Genre: Dark Comedy

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

Patrick Breen, Zoe Caldwell, Sarita Choudhury, Taye Diggs, Ron Eldard, Kyra Sedgwick, Marley Shelton & Marisa Tomei

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 34071
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Strong sexual images and language
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 90
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2001
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/18/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Fisher Stevens
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Actor Fisher Stevens (Short Circuit) takes a stab at directing with Just A Kiss, a dark romantic comedy which intermingles live action with selective rotomation (digital animation of the film

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits a stylish picture, with an interesting blend of traditional photography and animated or partially animated images of the actual film footage. While images can be sharp and detailed, some scenes can appear softly focused or slightly smeared. Contrast and shadow delineation are satisfying. Colors are nicely balanced with accurate fleshtones, rich hues, and deep blacks, though whites can appear blown-out in exterior scenes. There is little in the way of bothersome edge enhancement or pixelization. Minor flecks of dirt are noticed in the source element. (Suzanne Hodges)

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