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Genre: Thriller

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

Meg Ryan, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Nick Damici & Sharrieff Pugh

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Included is audio commentary by director Jane Campion and producer Laurie Parker; a three-minute Frannie Avery

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 00697
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Strong sexuality including explicit dialogue, nudity, graphic crime scenes and language
(Retail Price): $26.96
(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): 02/10/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Jane Campion
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  WSR Narrative Review
Special Notes:
Also available in an unrated edition (02366).

Story Synopsis:
While taking a bathroom break in a seedy bar, English teacher Frannie Avery (Ryan) witnesses a couple in the midst of a sexual encounter. Hiding in the shadows and watching unobserved, Frannie is surprised when homicide detective Malloy (Ruffalo) turns up at her apartment to question her regarding the murder of the woman involved in the sexual act. As Frannie becomes involved with Malloy, more women turn up dead, and the man she has become obsessed with soon becomes Frannie

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture is nicely rendered with warm, well balanced colors, natural fleshtones, and deep blacks. The picture is sharp and detailed, with pleasing shadow delineation and contrast, despite many dimly lit interior scenes. The picture is quite clean, with little in the way of distracting pixelization or edge enhancement. (Suzanne Hodges)

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