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Director's Cut
Genre: Computer Animation

Reviewed In Issue 130 (Apr 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich, Robin Wright Penn, Brendan Gleeson, Crispin Glover, Alison Lohman & Angelina Jolie

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features include the following featurettes: A Hero

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 13231
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $29.99
(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): 2007
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 02/26/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Robert Zemeckis
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Scandinavian warrior Beowulf (Winstone) visits neighboring Denmark and is hailed a hero when he defeats Grendel (Glover), a ferocious monster that has terrorized the local people. However, Beowulf is confronted by a deadlier force when Grendel

DVD Picture:
The computer-animated, anamorphically enhanced 2.31:1 DVD shows very good resolution, with sharp details that help add a level of realism to the picture. Contrast is balanced nicely, and colors are bold and vibrant. Black levels are deep, and shadow delineation is nicely rendered. Pixel breakup can be recognized from time to time, and edges can look too sharp and digitized. Edge enhancement is minor, but recognizable, over higher contrast transitions. (Danny Richelieu)

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