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War Of The Worlds
Limited Edition
Genre: Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 105 (Feb 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Tom Cruise, Dakota Fannng, Mirando Otto, Justin Chatwin & Tim Robbins

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: 5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
While there are no supplements on Disc One, Disc Two is loaded with extras, including an assortment of featurettes. Beginning with the eight-minute Revisiting The Invasion featurette, we are exposed to Spielberg

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 94562
(MPAA Rating): PG13
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(Retail Price): $39.95
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 116
(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): 11/22/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Steven Spielberg
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
If it comes down to a War Of The Worlds between Earth and an alien species

DVD Picture:
Once again, Spielberg teams up with cinematographer Janusz Kaminski to create a stylized, edgy, unpolished visual experience. Colors can be nicely balanced at times, although other times it is evident that the ENR silver retention process was used as hues are highly contrasted and appear desaturated. Rarely are distractions noticed, but finicky viewers might detect occasional pixel breakup. Shadows are murky, but allow for adequate visual information to heighten the suspense. Considering the stylizations, this anamorphically enhanced 1.82:1 DVD picture looks great. (Suzanne Hodges)

With its well-recorded dialogue and effects and a fantastic mix, the Dolby

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