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Ned Kelly
Genre: Drama

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

Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom, Naomi Watts, Joel Edgerton, Kerry Condon, Kris McQuade & Geoffrey Rush

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: 4
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include a 14-minute featurette on the cultural icon of Ned Kelly, images of the real Kelly gang, art comparisons, a poster campaign, and two trailers.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Video
(Catalog Number): 23289
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Violence And Brief Nudity.
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 110
(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): 07/27/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

 Credits Information

(Director): Gregor Jordan
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Based on the novel Our Sunshine by Robert Drewe, Gregor Jordan

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD picture is often stylized with a cold, desaturated appearance. Still, other times the color palette is nicely saturated with rich greens, bold blues, natural fleshtones, and deep blacks. Images are sharp and detailed, with nicely rendered textures and satisfying clarity. The cinematography is often intriguing and engulfing, with some creatively captured images. Contrast and shadow delineation are well balanced. Edge enhancement and pixelization are limited, for a picture that is solid and nicely rendered overall. (Suzanne Hodges)