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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Drama

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

Philip Seymour Hoffman & Catherine Keener

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes a seven-minute featurette on Truman Capote and two separate featurettes on the making-of Capote (Part I being 17 minutes and Part II running 18 minutes). There are also previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 12648
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For some violent images and brief strong language
(Retail Price): $28.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 114
(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): 03/21/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Bennett Miller
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After reading about the shocking murder of a family in November 1959, writer Truman Capote (Hoffman) travels to a small Kansas town to work on his next novel. In the company of his childhood friend, Nelle Harper Lee (Keener)

DVD Picture:
Appropriate in establishing the period of the story, the anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture has a nostalgic appearance, with a color scheme that is a bit desaturated and looks dated. A hint of color makes some scenes appear reminiscent of an old photograph. Sharpness and detail are adequately rendered throughout, with satisfying textures, contrast, and shadow delineation. The look of the picture is almost understated, so as not to take away from the storytelling. Imagery is clean, with little in the way of distracting edge enhancement or pixelization. (Suzanne Hodges)

Dialogue sounds tonally natural, with impressive recording quality, in the Dolby

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