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DC 9/11: Time Of Crisis
Genre: Drama

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

Timothy Bottoms, John Cunningham, David Fonteno, Gregory Itzin, Penny Johnson Jerald, Stephen Macht, Mary Gordon Murray, Lawrence Pressman, Scott Alan Smith & George Takei

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
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 Brian Tenchard-Smith, producer Lionel Chetwynd, and actor Timothy Bottoms; a three-minute Handling The Crisis featurette; a photo montage; and actor filmographies.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Showtime Entertainment
(Catalog Number): SHO1119D
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For brief strong language.
(Retail Price): $26.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): No
(Running Time In Minutes): 128
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2003
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 9/7/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Brian Trenchard-Smith
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
DC 9/11: Time Of Crisis tells a story of bravery based on the real accounts of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. in 2001. Timothy Bottoms stars as President George W. Bush, who works to rally a weakened nation during a time of chaos. The film recounts the events from September 11th to Bush's national address on September 20th. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The 1.78:1 DVD picture is not anamorphically enhanced, but exhibits image quality that is suitable for the subject matter. Images are generally sharp and detailed, with adequate textures and definition. Colors are often well balanced, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. At times, the picture can seem a bit lacking in contrast. Edge enhancement and pixelization are noticed on occasion. Stock news footage from the real events are incorporated into the movie (and, expectedly, image quality can vary with those segments). (Suzanne Hodges)

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