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Allan Quatermain And The Lost City Of Gold
Genre: Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 83 (Apr 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Richard Chamberlain, Sharon Stone, James Earl Jones, Henry Silva, Robert Donner & Doghmi Larbi

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2.5
DD Sound Rating: 2.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): MGM Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 1005973
(MPAA Rating): PG
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(Retail Price): $14.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 99
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1986
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 02/03/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

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(Director): Gary Nelson
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Canceling his trip to America, Allan Quatermain (Chamberlain) puts off his wedding and instead goes searching for his missing brother. His archeologist girlfriend Jesse (Stone) decides to go with him And the two head for The Lost City Of Gold where they find themselves looking for the long lost treasure of an ancient civilization. Action and adventure await them at every step of the way. Based on H. Rider Haggard

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1-framed DVD picture looks dated, with colors that can sometimes appear naturally balanced, but with fleshtones that can seem a bit brownish. Blacks are deep, but often undefined. While sharpness can be satisfactory, there are frequent occasions in which the picture appears hazy or blurred. Viewing in a completely blackened room is recommended, as many scenes are right on the line of appearing too dark. There is some pixelization apparent, as well as some shimmering details, but edge enhancement is not a problem. (Suzanne Hodges)

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