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Dress, The (De Jurk)
Genre: Dark Comedy

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

Henri Garcin, Alex van Warmerdam, Ariane Schluter, Rijk de Gooyer, Elisabeth Hoijtink, Ricky Koole, Olga Zuiderhoek & Eric van der Donk

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2
DD Sound Rating: 2
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include an eight-minute interview in English with Alex van Warmerdam, the trailer, and two other Alex van Warmerdam trailers.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Image Entertainment
(Catalog Number): HVE2967DVD
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $24.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): No
(Running Time In Minutes): 99
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1996
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 02/28/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Alex van Warmerdam
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
"Twenty Bucks" was an entertaining film about the lives a $20 bill touched from its birth in an ATM machine to its untimely death. In similar form, this film is about how different women's lives were affected after "The" blue leaf-patterned "Dress" that was originally made in a factory, made its way into their hands and onto their bodies. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
This 1.85:1 DVD is not anamorphically enhanced and suffers from a softness that can send anyone to the optometrist (it

With a strange hum that can dominate over the audio, the Dolby