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Accidental Tourist, The
Genre: Comedy Drama

Reviewed In Issue 82 (Mar 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Geena Davis, Amy Wright, David Ogden Stiers, Ed Begley, Jr. & Bill Pullman

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Includes a three-minute introduction by director Lawrence Kasdan, audio commentary by actress Geena Davis, a 13-minute It

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 28878
(MPAA Rating): PG
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(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): 121
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1988
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 01/20/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Lawrence Kasdan
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Author of "The Accidental Tourist" and other travel guide books for businessmen, Macon Leary (Hurt) is successful in his career but not in his home life. Unable to move on after the death of their son, Macon comes home a year later to his wife Sarah (Turner) who informs him that she wants a divorce. After Macon leaves his late son

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1-framed DVD picture exhibits soft, slightly hazy images. The picture has a dated appearance with contrast that seems a bit low, limiting detail in the dim scenes. Colors have that typical 80s look, with pinkish fleshtones and whites. Still blacks are generally deep and hues can be nicely saturated. The picture is quite clean, with only a few flecks of dirt noticed in the source element. Edge enhancement is minimal, as is pixelization. (Suzanne Hodges)

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