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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 73 (June 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Matthew Modine, Jennifer Grey, Stellan Skarsg

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes trailers for Wind, Dogtown And Z-Boys, and Vertical Limit.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 08520
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Some sensuality
(Retail Price): $24.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 126
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1992
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/11/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Carroll Ballard
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Matthew Modine stars as Will Parker, a hotshot sailor who gets picked for the America

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a generally sharp and detailed picture, with contrast that, at times, can seem a bit low, limiting detail in the darker scenes. Colors are nicely saturated with boldly colored sails, generally accurate fleshtones, and deep, but undefined blacks. At times, hues can seem a bit

The Dolby Digital 2.0 matrix soundtrack features abundant and tasteful spatiality. The surrounds provide for a general sense of envelopment throughout. As expected, fidelity is somewhat dated compared to current audio productions. Occasionally, the sonic presence can be a little strident. The dialogue, while suitably intelligible and distinct, also sometimes