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Imaginary Heroes
Genre: Comedy Drama

Reviewed In Issue 98 (Jul 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Sigourney Weaver, Emile Hirsch, Michelle Williams, Dierdre O'Connell, Ryan Donowho, Kip Pardue & Jeff Daniels

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 2.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes audio commentar with Sigourney Weaver, a second audio commentary with director Dan Harris and actor Emile Hirsch, a six-minute behind-the-scenes featurette, a still gallery, eight deleted scenes with optional commentary, and a soundtrack promo.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 11119
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For substance abuse, sexual content, language, and some violence.
(Retail Price): $26.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 111
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/07/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Dan Harris
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Ben and Sandy Travis (Daniels and Weaver) must learn to cope with the suicide of their eldest son (Pardue), while their surviving son, Tim (Hirsch) tries to help pick up the pieces of his shattered family. Imaginary Heroes features stellar acting by Weaver and Hirsch. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced DVD picture exhibits clean images that are sharp, with nicely rendered details and dimension. Color fidelity is naturally balanced, with accurate fleshtones, and deep blacks. Occasionally, the picture can have a soft appearance, but nothing that is bothersome. Edge enhancement is not a problem (only a few higher contrast scenes appear slightly

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