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Da Vinci Code, The
Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 114 (Nov 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen, Alfred Molina, J

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
The only supplements on Disc One are previews and up-front ads. Disc Two is filled with featurettes: First Day On The Set With Ron Howard (two minutes), A Discussion With Dan Brown (five minutes), A Portrait Of Langdon (seven minutes), Who Is Sophie Neveu? (seven minutes), Unusual Suspects (18 minutes), Magical Places (16 minutes), Close-Up On Mona Lisa (6-1/2 minutes), Filmmaker

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 14834
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

For disturbing images, violence, some nudity, thematic material, brief drug references, and sexual content
(Retail Price): $29.96
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 149
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 11/14/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Ron Howard
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Story Synopsis:
Dan Brown

DVD Picture:
While the anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD picture can look very good, the black levels are not as deep as the great DVD transfers, which removes from the naturalness of the presentation. Shadow delineation is still quite good, however, and fine details in the darkest scenes are still delivered nicely. Colors are well saturated, and flesh tones look healthy. The image can show very good resolution, with sharp, delicate details, although there are scenes that can look slightly smeared. Edge enhancement and compression artifacts are not a noticeable problem. (Danny Richelieu)

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