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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Fantasy Adventure

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

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Michael Clarke Duncan, Colin Farrell, Joe Pantoliano, Jon Favreau & David Keith

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: 5+
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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Special Features
Disc One of this two disc set offers an enhanced viewing mode which, via a selectable icon during the movie, allows access to behind-the-scenes sequences narrated by visual effects producer John Kilkenny; an audio commentary track by director Mark Steven Johnson and producer Gary Foster; a fact and fiction text commentary track; and DVD-ROM enhancements. The supplements-only Disc Two is split between The Movie and The Comic Book. Starting with The Movie menu, you are invited to spend 59 minutes behind-the-scenes to go

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2007788
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Action/violence and some sensuality
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Two-Disc Set: DVD-9 x2
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 104
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2003
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 07/29/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Mark Steven Johnson
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  WSR Narrative Review
Special Notes:
Available separately in a modified 1.33:1 (4:3) version.

Story Synopsis:
Ladies and gentlemen...justice is blind, but it can be heard. Ever since Matthew Murdock

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits an excellent picture that should really excite fans. The picture is incredibly well contrasted, and with very nicely rendered shadow delineation for the many action scenes that take place in the extremely dark scenes set at night. Colors are incredibly saturated and perfectly follow comic book stylizations, with vivid hues and vibrant spot colors, natural fleshtones, and deep, unparalleled blacks. The scenes that flash back to Daredevil

The 5.1 soundtrack presentations offer an incredible sonic spectacle. The fidelity of the production is one of the very best encountered to date. Tonality sounds impressively smooth, even in the midst of loud, powerful sounds. The crafting of the spatial soundstage is simply outstanding. There

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