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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Collector's Edition
Genre: Thriller

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

John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Mary McCormack, Tony Shalhoub & Jasmine Jessica Anthony

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features on Disc One include up-front previews and ads, John Cusack on 1408: A Webisode (three minutes), Inside Room 1408: A Webisode (two minutes), and the original theatrical trailer. On Disc Two (which is the Director

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Genius Products
(Catalog Number): 80774
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

For thematic material including disturbing sequences of terror and violence, frightening images, and language
(Retail Price): $32.95
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 104/112
(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): 10/02/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Mikael Hafstrom
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Story Synopsis:
Horror writer Mike Enslin (Cusak) is renowned for debunking infamous paranormal events and steadfastly believes in only what he can see and touch. His belief that the afterlife is a man-made notion to provide false comfort for the weak-minded is challenged when he checks into a purportedly haunted hotel room and experiences supernatural occurrences. Confronted with the undeniable proof of an afterlife, Mike feels he has material for his next best-seller...if only he can survive his stay in room 1408. Adapted from a Stephen King short story. (Stacey Pendry)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD can look very natural, with warm fleshtones, solid black levels, and good resolution. Contrast is balanced well, with under control whites that do not look unnaturally hot. Color fidelity is good

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