Special features include audio commentary by director Peter Kosminsky, producer John Wells, and author Janet Fitch; six-minutes worth of additional scenes; the 13-minute Journey Of White Oleander; and a 12-minute making-of featurette.
DVD General Information
Warner Home Video
Mature thematic elements concerning dysfunctional relationships, drug content, language, sexuality, and violence
Also available in a separate pan-and-scan edition.
"White Oleander" tells the story of a young girl and her troubled journey through life. After her mother Ingrid (Pfeiffer) is sent to prison for murdering her boyfriend, Astrid (Lohman) is shuffled first from one foster home straight to another, while trying her best to break free from her mother
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits images that are sharp and nicely detailed, with pleasing contrast and shadow delineation. The picture sometimes has a slightly soft appearance for mood. Colors are organic and well balanced, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. At times the picture has a gritty texture, but otherwise is quite smooth and solid. Occasionally, edge enhancement can be offensive, and some finer details break up from pixelization. (Suzanne Hodges)
The Dolby Digital 5.1-channel audio presentation is quite quiescent in nature. The recording quality is outstanding, particularly with respect to Thomas Newman
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