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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Horror

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

Mayu, Misao Inagaki, Hiroto Nakayama, Hoshino Haruna, Miyako Takamiya, Hime, Tetsuya Shibata, Masakazu Yoshida, Yuriko Anjho, Hideyuki Kobayashi, Takanori Kagami, Ryohei Tokuda, Junji Ito & Kakyo

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 1.5
DD Sound Rating: 1
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Elite Entertainment
(Catalog Number): ELT-DV-6277
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $19.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 82
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 0
(Theatrical Year): 2003
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/07/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Hideyuki Kobayashi
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Oh boy. A demented doll maker is kidnapping beautiful young women, dismembering them, and turning them into Marronnier dolls! Living dolls in satin wedding gowns and hacked body parts have never been so...bizarre. Fans of low budget horrors, dolls gone wild, and the macabre will have a field day with this title. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits a soft, blurred picture with poor details and textures. Contrast is extremely low and windows and backlighting are often blown out, further complicating the balance of images in the foreground. Colors lack true depth and saturation, with blacks that often appear weak and brownish. Minor aliasing and stairstepping problems are noticed. Noise is detected in the source element at times. (Suzanne Hodges)

Rife with distortion and completely unacceptable sonics, the Dolby