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Shooting Livien
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 109 (Jun 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Jason Behr, Sarah Wynter, Dominic Monaghan, Joshua Leonard, Polly Draper, Jay O Sanders & Alley Sheedy

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: 3.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include a 13-minute making-of featurette, a written statement by Director Cook, Shooting Livien original script DVD-ROM feature, and trailers for Swindled, Evilenko, Far Side Of The Moon, and The Ape.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): TLA Releasing
(Catalog Number): TLAD159
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $19.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 94
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 05/16/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Rebecca Cook
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After stripping down to only his socks in front of the mayor's wife at a wedding reception, bandmate Owen (Monaghan) and manager Brea (Sheedy) begin thinking Shooting Livien (Behr) may not be such a bad idea. But within his brilliant John Lennon-esque mind, lies a tortured soul fighting unseen childhood demons that threaten not only his well-being but also the future of the yet-named band. (Jack Kelley)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture exhibits creative visuals and intriguing cinematography that is presented in both color and black-and-white. Scenes can utilize a soft focus at times or be virtually devoid of all color in some scenes, while others are nicely saturated. In addition to the unique visual style, the picture is also quite clean, with a high average bit rate and little in the way of distractions like pixelization or artifacts. (Suzanne Hodges)

While narration is recorded very well in the Dolby