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Funny Games
Genre: Horror

Reviewed In Issue 133 (Jul/Aug 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Tim Roth, Naomi Watts, Michael Pitt, Brady Corbet, & Devon Gearhart

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2.5
DD Sound Rating: 2.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 26359
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Terror, violence and some language
(Retail Price): $27.95
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer (DVD10)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 112
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2007
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/10/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Michael Haneke
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Ann (Watts), her husband George (Roth), and their son Georgie (Gearhart) settle into their remote lake house for a relaxing vacation when they are visited by two well-dressed, well-spoken strangers. The two preppy psychopaths, Peter (Pitt) and Paul (Corbet), immediately take the family hostage and want to play some Funny Games with them

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD has a bright, somewhat washed-out appearance. Details are rather smeared, with limited resolution overall. Black levels are artificially elevated, but shadow detail is still maintained, giving a limited sense of dimension in the image. Fleshtones are pallid and, in general, colors are desaturated. Heavy film grain/noise can be recognized at times, and edge enhancement is noticeable. It just isn

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