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Reaping, The
Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 126 (Dec 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Hilary Swank, David Morrissey, Idris Elba, Annasophia Robb & Stephen Rea

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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Special Features
Special features include the following featurettes: Science Of The Ten Plagues (16 minutes), The Characters (seven minutes), A Place Called Haven (five minutes), and The Reaping: The Seventh Plague (one minute); and the three-minute Easter Egg AnnaSophia Robb

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 73670
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For violence, disturbing images, and some sexuality
(Retail Price): $28.98
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer (DVD10)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 99
(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): 10/16/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

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(Director): Stephen Hopkins
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When the good folks of Haven, Louisiana are terrorized by locusts and a river of blood, they fear that the end is near. With signs that the 10 Biblical Plagues are recurring, Investigative Theology Scholar Katherine Winter (Swank) finds herself questioning her own beliefs in The Reaping. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.36:1 DVD features solid black levels and adequate resolution, but shadow delineation can be lacking, leaving details in the darkness crushed to black. Contrast generally trends towards being over-bright, but some scenes can look well balanced. Fleshtones can look slightly orange, but details are generally resolved well. Darker scenes show heavy noise that is not apparent in bright scenes. Compression artifacts litter the imagery, which can destroy the picture at times. (Danny Richelieu)

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