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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Intolerable Cruelty
Genre: Romantic Comedy

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

George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Geoffrey Rush, Cedric The Entertainer, Edward Herrmann, Paul Adelstein, Richard Jenkins & Billy Bob Thornton

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: 4
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features include a 12-minute Look Inside Intolerable Cruelty, a five-minute costume design featurette, four outtake selections that are a combined total of seven minutes, DVD-ROM enhancements, and cast and filmmaker bios.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Video
(Catalog Number): 22814
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Sexual content, language and brief violence
(Retail Price): $26.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 100
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(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): Joel Coen
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When philandering real estate tycoon Rex Rexroth (Herrmann) is caught with his pants down, he hires high-powered divorce lawyer Miles Massey (Clooney) to protect him against his wife Marilyn (Zeta-Jones). By all outward appearances, she

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture is sharp and nicely detailed, with excellent textures and definition that perfectly displays the rich costume designs. Stripes, tweeds, and ginghams that can cause aliasing problems on other DVDs are solid with this picture. Colors are richly saturated and well balanced, with accurate fleshtones, vibrant hues, and deep blacks. Contrast and shadow delineation are also nicely rendered. There is a little bit of edge enhancement noticed that will distract only the pickiest of viewers, and pixelization is also quite minimal for a very satisfying visual experience. (Suzanne Hodges)

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