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Cold Creek Manor
Genre: Thriller

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

Dennis Quaid, Sharon Stone, Stephen Dorff, Juliette Lewis, Kristen Stewart & Christopher Plummer

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Special features include director Mike Figgis

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Touchstone Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 32057
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Violence, language and some sexuality
(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): 119
(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): 03/02/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Mike Figgis
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Wanting to provide a safe place for their kids to grow up, New Yorkers Cooper and Leah Tilson (Quaid and Stone) move upstate to the lovely Cold Creek Manor in the country. The manor is in need of some TLC since it had been repossessed, but before long the Tilsons have it fixed up and are settling in. Enter Dale Massie (Dorff), who has just been released from prison and wants his house back. Cooper and Leah Tilson soon learn that the Massie family and the manor have an awful past, and a fight for the home will turn deadly with Dale around. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture is sharp and detailed, with nicely balanced contrast and shadow delineation. Even in the darker scenes, just enough visual information is apparent to aid in heightening the suspense. Colors are nicely balanced with satisfying fleshtones and deep blacks. It is unfortunate that edge enhancement can be bothersome, but pixel breakup is minor. (Suzanne Hodges)

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