You have SEVEN minutes of up-front ads to fast forward though before getting to the menu. Universal, we are growing increasingly wary of your DVDs being given the VHS treatment. Includes 12-minutes worth of deleted scenes.
DVD General Information
Universal Studios Home Video
Unrated - Strong sexual content, nudity, language, some violence and drug use
Also available in an R-rated edition (23785).
Enjoying the solitude at her publisher
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture exhibits satisfying images with natural color fidelity. Fleshtones are accurately rendered, hues are nicely saturated and blacks appear deep and solid. Images can be sharp and nicely detailed with well balanced contrast and shadow delineation. Other scenes appear slightly soft at times. Edge enhancement is not a problem, and pixelization is also limited. (Suzanne Hodges)
This very dialogue-driven movie may not push the home theatre surround sound envelopment much, but the pleasant-sounding audio mix found here boasts some very nice fidelity and a coherent soundstage. Even though most of the audio information is geared toward the front three channels, there are occasions where the instrumental score fills all five surround channels with some nice sounding music. Both the DTS
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