In "Dirty Pretty Things," immigrant Okwe (Ejiofor) works at the front desk of a London hotel. After a hooker (Okonedo) sends him up to check on the room she just vacated, Okwe discovers something much more than just an overflowing toilet. However, when he reports to the hotel manager (Lopez) that he has found a human heart, his boss tells him to mind his own business. And with the threat of deportation always on his mind, Okwe learns much more than he ever wanted to about the sinister world surrounding him.
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a stylish picture with rich color saturation that occasionally boasts moody overtones, like vibrant oranges or cool blues and greens, in different scenes. Fleshtones are well balanced, and blacks are deep and solid. The picture is sharp and nicely detailed, with pleasing contrast and shadow delineation. There is some edge enhancement and pixelization noticed, but nothing that should be too distracting. Overall, this is a visually creative picture. (Suzanne Hodges)
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