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Visitation, The
Genre: Horror

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

Martin Donovan, Edward Furlong, Kelly Lynch & Randy Travis

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
The only special feature is the theatrical trailer for End Of The Spear. There are also up-front ads, including the annoying anti-piracy ad.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2232232
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

For mature thematic material, violence/terror, and disturbing images
(Retail Price): $26.98
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer (DVD10)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 104
(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): 02/28/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Robby Henson
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
In the small town of Antioch, miracles are happening all around. And following these miracles is The Visitation of a mysterious stranger. While some see him as a visionary prophet, others see him as a dangerous fraud with an evil agenda. Is he the messiah, or a murderer? Only time will tell as the dark secrets are revealed. Based on the novel by Frank Peretti. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture exhibits pleasing image quality, with a stylized color scheme that is often awash in cold, sickening greenish blues that are complementary to the storytelling. Other times, the picture can be nicely balanced and well-saturated. Images are generally sharp, but finer detils and textures can be lacking. Minor pixelization is evident, but there are no excessive edge halos. (Suzanne Hodges)

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