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Dreamers, The
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 88 (Sep 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Michael Pitt, Eva Green, Louis Garrel, Robin Renucci & Anna Chancellor

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include audio commentary by director Bernardo Bertolucci, screenwriter Gilbert Adair, and producer Jeremy Thomas; a making-of featurette; a 13-minute highlight on the events in France, 1968, and how they influenced the story for The Dreamers; a music video for actor Michael Pitt

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2222787
(MPAA Rating): R
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(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
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(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 112
(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): 07/13/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Bernardo Bertolucci
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
During the politically turbulent late-1960s in Paris, American Student Matthew (Pitt) engulfs himself in studies and French cinema. When Matthew meets cinema-obsessed Isabelle (Green) and her close (very close) brother, Theo (Garrel), he is invited to live with them. And while the political revolution rages on outside, the three cinemaphiles become involved in adolescent sexual games and one-upmanship. The Dreamers is based on Gilbert Adair

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture is quite lovely, with an enveloping color palette that is nicely saturated. While hues are often awash in moody warm hues, (the plentiful) fleshtones are well balanced and blacks are deep and solid. The picture is sharp and nicely textured, with pleasing contrast and shadow delineation. There is no obtrusive edge enhancement or pixelization noticed. (Suzanne Hodges)

Dialogue reproduction is natural with good tonal characteristics in this Dolby