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Holiday, The
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 120 (May 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Jack Black, Eli Wallach, Edward Burns & Rufus Sewell

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include commentary with Director Nancy Meyers and guests, the 18-minute making-of featurette, previews, and up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 17382
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

For sexual content and some strong language
(Retail Price): $28.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 136
(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): 03/13/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Nancy Meyers
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Unlucky in love and wanting to get as far away from their problems as possible, American Amanda (Diaz) and Englishwoman Iris (Winslet) swap homes for The Holidays. While initially overwhelmed in their new environments, both women quickly adjust to their homes-away-from-home and find something that neither had expected to find

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits deep black levels and good shadow delineation, making for a nicely dimensional image. Pixilization is not a problem, but edge enhancement can be noticed at times, especially when there are high-contrast transitions. The color scheme is surprisingly neutral, awash in hues of brown and gold. The effect actually matches the story well, which is where the surprise came for me. (Danny Richelieu)

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