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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Thriller

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

Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon, Lyn Collins, Brian F. O'Byrne & Harry Connick Jr.

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include up-front previews, commentary with Director William Friedkin, A Discussion With William Friedkin (28 minutes), Bug: An Introduction (12 minutes), and more previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Lionsgate Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 21801
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For some strong violence, sexuality, nudity, violence, and drug use
(Retail Price): $28.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 102
(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): 09/25/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): William Friedkin
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Agnes (Judd) is a lonely waitress living in a rundown hotel, still living in fear of her abusive ex-husband. When she meets and starts a relationship with an eccentric drifter Peter (Shannon), she thinks she may be able to leave her tragic past behind and start a new happy life. That is until the Bugs arrive. Based upon Tracy Letts

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD shows soft resolution, with images often looking featureless and undefined. Colors are saturated well, but balance is often skewed towards the white end, looking somewhat washed out. Dark scenes are often noticeably noisy compared to the brighter scenes. Shadow delineation and black levels are acceptable, but darker scenes can look flat. (Danny Richelieu)

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