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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Thriller

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

Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts, Ryan Gosling, Janeane Garofalo, B.D. Wong & Bob Hoskins

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Special features include two scene-specific commentaries, the first with Marc Forster and Ryan Gosling, and the second with Forster, Matt Cheese, Kevin Tod Haug, and Roberto Schaefer; and seven minutes of conversations with people who have had near-death experiences.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2232392
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For language and some disturbing images
(Retail Price): $27.98
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer (DVD10)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 99
(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): 03/28/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Marc Forster
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Taking over for an ill colleague, Dr. Sam Foster (McGregor) has no idea what lies ahead when he meets Henry Letham (Gosling), an artistic psychiatric patient that threatens suicide on his 21st birthday, and then disappears. Frantically searching for his fragile patient, Dr. Foster realizes how difficult it is to Stay in the real world when it seems the most of Henry's life is colliding with the netherworld. (Jack Kelley)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture has a stylish look, with some scenes presented with a well balanced, natural color palette and others awash in overtones that help evoke a certain mood or create a surreal atmosphere. While details are adequate, there is a certain softness inherent in the picture. Some scenes are very nicely defined, while others are slightly veiled in appearance. Minor pixelization is detected, but there is no bothersome edge enhancement. (Suzanne Hodges)

With its very interesting mix, the Dolby