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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Living Sea, The
Genre: Special Interest

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

Narrated By Meryl Streep

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: 4
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Critics' Composite Score: 5
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Special Features
Includes a 37-minute making-of featurette, a seven minute history of MacGillivray Freeman Films, a Greg MacGillivray biography, and an MFF trailer gallery. A second disc offers The Living Sea in high-definition Microsoft Windows Media for Windows XP PCs.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Image Entertainment
(Catalog Number): ID2333MVDVD
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $19.99
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): No
(Running Time In Minutes): 40
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1995
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/29/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Greg MacGillivray
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Filled with life, the ocean covers seventy percent of the earth

DVD Picture:
The 1.78:1 DVD picture (reframed from its original IMAX format) is not anamorphically enhanced, but still looks really great. It exhibits a richly saturated picture with natural hues, bright Coast Guard reds, and every shade of ocean blue imaginable. The crashing surf and mist is perfectly captured above the water, and the depths of the sea are as solid as if you are there in your scuba gear. The picture is well defined, only occasionally appearing somewhat soft. This is a lovely picture that will liven up your home theatre display. No bothersome edge enhancement or pixelization were detected. (Suzanne Hodges)

The overall soundtrack experience is very entertaining with a lively mix of music genres, including music from Sting. Excellent