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Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room
Genre: Documentary

Reviewed In Issue 107 (Apr 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Narrated By Peter Coyote

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary by director Alex Gibney, four deleted scenes, a 14-minute making-of featurette, a brief Where Are They Now? featurette, additional conversations with The Smartest Guys In The Room authors Bethany McLean (eight minutes) and Peter Elkind (five minutes), a 12-minute HDNet

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Magnolia Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 10001
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For language and brief nudity
(Retail Price): $26.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 109
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 01/17/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Alex Gibney
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
One of the greatest business scandals since Judas is documented in the Academy Award

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits imagery of varying quality; typical for documentary features. News footage, black-and-white photos, and interviews can range from poorly saturated and undefined to very natural and nicely detailed. Depending on the source element, there can be inherent video artifacts or film grain. Pixelization is often evident, but there is little in the way of obtrusive edge enhancement. (Suzanne Hodges)

Typical of most documentaries, the Dolby