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Iron Giant, The

Special Edition
Genre: Family

Reviewed In Issue 88 (Sep 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

The Voice Talents Of Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick, Jr., Vin Diesel, James Gammon, Cloris Leachman, Christopher McDonald, John Mahoney, Eli Marienthal & M. Emmet Walsh

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 5
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include cast and crew bios, audio commentary by director Brad Bird and other filmmakers, eight additional scenes with director introductions, a six-minute must-see Teddy Newton

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 18318
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

Rated PG for fantasy action and mild language.
(Retail Price): $19.97
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 87
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1999
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 11/16/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Brad Bird
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  WSR Narrative Review
Special Notes:
Originally announced with an 08/26/03 release date; current date is TBA.

Story Synopsis:
Based on the book The Iron Man by Ted Hughes, The Iron Giant is an exciting yet gentle tale for young children about a boy who discovers a 50-foot-tall steel-eating giant from outer space. Hogarth Hughes (voiced by Eli Marienthal) tries to keep his new friend a secret from the government agents who have arrived in town to investigate some mysterious events. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD picture, as with the previously released DVD (Issue 35), is animation at its best; eye-popping and exciting. The picture is absolutely engulfing. Hues are vivid and jump off the screen through relatively understated backgrounds that help create the period and setting of the story. Lots of grays, blues, and greens colorfully contrast the reds and deep blacks. There are no bothersome edge halos are pixelization to distract. (Suzanne Hodges)

The performance of the remastered Dolby

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DVD-ROM Enhancements Rating:

DVD-ROM Review:
Installation of The Iron Giant's DVD-ROM components was fast and easy. This is another of the PCFriendly