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Cigarette Burns
Masters Of Horror (John Carpenter)
Genre: Horror

Reviewed In Issue 108 (May 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Norman Reedus, Udo Kier & Gary Hetherington

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes the 18-minute Celluloid Apocalypse interview with director John Carpenter, a 19-minute Working With A Master featurette, a seven-minute on-set interview with actor Norman Reedus, a four-minute making-of featurette, two audio commentary tracks: one with Carpenter and the other with writers Drew McWeeny and Scott Swan, trailers for all the titles in the Masters Of Horror Series, a still gallery, Carpenter

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Anchor Bay Entertainment
(Catalog Number): DV13723
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $16.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 59
(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): John Carpenter
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Kirby Sweetman (Reedus) is a film researcher who is offered a deal he can

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture exhibits a nicely rendered picture, with well-balanced, richly saturated colors; accurate fleshtones; and deep, but undefined, blacks. Images are generally sharp and nicely detailed overall. Contrast and shadow delineation are perfectly adequate for the often-dark visuals. There is some minor pixelization, but no bothersome edge enhancement. (Suzanne Hodges)

Without any real phantom imaging around the soundfield, the Dolby