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Truth About Charlie, The
Genre: Thriller

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

Mark Wahlberg, Thandie Newton, Tim Robbins, Joong-Hoon Park, Ted Levine, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Christine Boisson, Stephen Dillane, Simon Abkarian, Fr

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: 4.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Supplements are included on both sides of this DVD. Side A includes an audio commentary track with director Jonathan Demme, a 14-minute making-of featurette, 12 minutes worth of deleted scenes, production notes, and cast and filmmaker biographies. But perhaps a more exciting supplement is what is included on the flip side: an anamorphic widescreen edition of

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Video
(Catalog Number): 22821
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Some violence and sexual content/nudity
(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): 104
(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): 04/01/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Jonathan Demme
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Story Synopsis:
When Regina Lambert (Newton) learns that, while she was away on holiday, her husband Charlie (Dillane) had been murdered, she sets out to find some answers. But learning

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a sharp and nicely detailed picture, with pleasing contrast. Some scenes can be quite dim, but shadow delineation is quite capable when viewed in a completely blackened room. The color scheme is warm and balanced, with accurate fleshtones, rich hues, and deep blacks. Pixelization causes some breakup of finer details, and, occasionally, minor edge enhancement is noticed. (Suzanne Hodges)

The 5.1 soundtracks are very well-produced and recorded. There

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