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Under The Tuscan Sun
Genre: Romantic Comedy

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

Diane Lane, Sandra Oh, Lindsay Duncan, Raoul Bova, Vincent Riotta, Mario Monicelli & Claudia Gerini

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes a nine-minute behind-the-scenes Tuscany 101 featurette, three deleted scenes, and audio commentary by director Audrey Wells. There are also up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Touchstone Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 34858
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Sexual content and language
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 113
(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): 02/03/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Audrey Wells
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  WSR Narrative Review
Special Notes:
Also available in a 1.33:1 (4:3) full screen edition.

Story Synopsis:
After her husband divorces her, Frances (Lane) is given a trip to Tuscany by her best friend Patti (Oh). Traveling through the gorgeous countryside Frances can

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD has a warm appearance, with nicely saturated hues that are well balanced. Fleshtones appear natural and blacks are deep and solid. The picture is sharp and detailed, though some minor smearing is occasionally noticed. The source element is quite clean, though some film grain is revealed. Edge enhancement can be a problem with this title, with the annoying white halos intruding in this otherwise lovely picture. Pixelization is also noticed at times. (Suzanne Hodges)

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