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8 Mile
Widescreen / Uncensored Bonus Materials
Genre: Drama

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

Eminem, Kim Basinger, Brittany Murphy & Mekhi Phifer

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: 4.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
The movie is offered in two separate widescreen DVD editions, giving you an option of censored or uncensored supplements. Special features include a 10-minute making-of featurette, a 24-minute profile on rap battles and how director Curtis Hanson incorporated real Detroit rappers into the movie, Eminem

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Video
(Catalog Number): 21981
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Strong language, sexuality, some violence and drug use
(Retail Price): $26.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 110
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(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): Curtis Hanson
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
For Jimmy Smith (Eminem), life is a daily fight just to keep hope alive living on 8 Mile, the dividing line between Detroit

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits desaturated colors that give the picture an edgy and understated appearance. Colors are a bit deglamorized, with lots of green tones and heightened contrast, which contribute to the look of the film

The 5.1-channel audio presentation is generally moderate in dimensionality, yet features excellent fidelity and balanced tonality. Atmospheric effects typically are gentle to moderate in directional spread, though with occasionally prominent instances of immersion. Voices sound convincingly natural in fidelity, and spatial presence is quite good, though the close-up miking character can be noticed. The music has a wholesome low-end foundation with extension below 25 Hz, even in the surrounds. As well, the music is the predominant dimensional element, with ample, sometimes palpable envelopment. The DTS

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