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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Even Cowgirls Get The Blues
Genre: Western

Reviewed In Issue 91 (Dec 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Uma Thurman, Lorraine Bracco, Angie Dickinson, Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita, Keanu Reeves, John Hurt, Rain Phoenix, Roseanne Arnold, Ed Begley Jr., Crispin Glover, Heather Graham, Buck Henry, Carol Kane, Udo Kier, Victoria Williams, Sean Young & Grace Zabriskie

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: 3
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Includes the theatrical trailer and other New Line trailers, as well as DVD-ROM/online features.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): N7490
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For Sexuality And Some Language
(Retail Price): $19.97
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 96
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1994
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 11/02/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Gus Van Sant Jr.
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
"Even Cowgirls Get The Blues," based on the novel by Tom Robbins, is a hip and outrageous modern western from director Gus Van Sant Jr. (Drugstore Cowboy, My Own Private Idaho). The story is about an unusually gifted hitchhiker Sizzy Hankshaw (Thurman) whose travels take her to the Rubber Rose Ranch, a desert spa owned by her transvestite mentor (Hurt) and worked by a posse of rebellious lesbian cowgirls led by Delores Del Ruby (Bracco). A crazed adventure with a sexual twist, the story touches on the bizarre.

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture is sharp and detailed, with sometimes excellent textures and definition. Sometimes the picture looks so good, that it doesn

Fidelity in the Dolby