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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Guide To Recognizing Your Saints, A
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 120 (May 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Robert Downey Jr., Shia Labeouf, Chazz Palminteri, Dianne Wiest, Channing Tatum, Melonie Diaz, Martin Compston, Eric Roberts & Rosario Dawson

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
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 commentary with Director Montiel and Editor Jake Pushinsky, a 20-minute making-of featurette, an alternate opening and four alternate endings with optional director commentary, 11 deleted scenes with optional director commentary, an additional Sundance scene with optional director commentary, three theatrical trailers, a 90-second interview with the real Monty, audition footage, and previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): First Look Studios
(Catalog Number): FLP-11369
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For pervasive language, some violence, sexuality, and drug use
(Retail Price): $26.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 99
(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): 02/20/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Dito Montiel
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Spending his youth on the gritty streets of New York

DVD Picture:
Blacks are deep in the anamorphically enhanced 1.82:1 DVD, but below-average shadow delineation hides all of the detail in the darker scenes. The image can look slightly soft, but there are scenes that show good resolution. The hot color scheme that is used in the flashback scenes is held well, matching the period depicted. Fleshtones have an orangish tone that can make them look unnatural, and the source element has dirt and artifacts that can be noticed at times, but this is a good image. (Danny Richelieu)

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