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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 125 (Nov 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore, Jessica Beil, Thomas Kretschmann, Tory Kittles & Peter Falk

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
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 the following featurettes: Making the Best Next Thing (18 minutes), Visualizing The Next Move (eight minutes), The Next Grand Idea (seven minutes), Two Minutes In The Future With Jessica Beil (two minutes), and previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 35166
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

For intense sequences of violent action and some language
(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): 96
(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): 09/25/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Lee Tamahori
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Frank Cadillac a.k.a. Cris Johnson (Cage) is a magician playing in the slightly seedy showrooms of Downtown Las Vegas. All is not an illusion in his act though

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.36:1 DVD shows good resolution and a stylized color scheme that is maintained well throughout the presentation. Bright colors are very rarely used in the presentation, and when they are present, they are slightly under-saturated. Black levels are generally deep and shadow delineation is acceptable, with details in the darkest scenes presented nicely. Fleshtones have an orange hue, and edge enhancement, while relatively minor, can be noticed throughout. (Danny Richelieu)

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