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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Bowling For Columbine
Genre: Documentary

Reviewed In Issue 77 (Oct 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Michael Moore

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
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Special Features
Side One includes the movie and a few special features: an audio introduction from director Michael Moore, and a dumb audio commentary track by receptionists, production assistants, and interns. Side Two is a supplement-rich menu that starts with Michael Moore

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): MGM Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 1004115
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Some violent images and language
(Retail Price): $26.98
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer/Dual Layer (DVD14)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 120
(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): 08/19/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Michael Moore
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Michael Moore ("Roger And Me") hits the streets of the good ol

DVD Picture:
As is the case with many documentaries, the picture on this anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD is sourced from various elements. Image quality for interviews can be generally satisfying with regards to sharpness and color fidelity. Yet, other scenes, depending on the source, can appear washed out. The picture can be riddled with noise and artifacts. Aliasing problems are occasionally noticed. News footage and dramatizations also create variable appearances. Still, the message of this documentary is accomplished, regardless of what some home theatre enthusiasts might think of the image quality. (Suzanne Hodges)

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