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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... And Spring
Genre: Foreign-Drama

Reviewed In Issue 90 (Nov 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Stars:
Oh Young-Su, Kim Ki-Duk, Kim Young-Min, Seo Jae-Kyung, Ha Yeo-Jin, Kim Jong-Ho, Kim Jung-Young, Ji Dae-Han, Choi Min, Park Ji-A & Song Min-Young

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Reference Systems
Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
Internet Links
www.sonyclassics.com
www.sonypictures.com
Special Features
Includes up-front ads.


 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 04127
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Some strong sexuality.
(Retail Price): $29.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 102
(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): 09/07/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Kim Ki-Duk
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Inside a small floating Buddhist monastery lives a monk and a young child, a prot

DVD Picture:
The engulfing visuals of this 1.85:1 DVD are presented with images that are satisfyingly sharp and detailed. Colors are nicely balanced and natural, with lush greens, accurate fleshtones, and generally deep blacks. Unfortunately, the picture is often plagued by edge enhancement, which is likely to distract most viewers. There are also some shimmering artifacts and occasional pixelization to detract from an otherwise lovely picture. (Suzanne Hodges)

Soundtrack:
The default Korean Dolby