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Hoax, The
Genre: Comedy Drama

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

Richard Gere, Alfred Molina, Marcia Gay Harden, Hope Davis, Julie Delpy, Eli Wallach & Stanley Tucci

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include the nine-minute Stranger Than Fiction featurette, six deleted scenes with optional commentary by Director Lasse Hallstr

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Miramax Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 50339
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For language
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 116
(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): 10/16/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Lasse Hallstr
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Howard Hughes, the mysterious and eccentric billionaire who lived in recluse for many years

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits solid black levels and well-resolved details. Colors are vibrant and nicely balanced, helping create a natural-looking picture. Contrast is also well balanced, and the image appears to have a nice sense of depth most of the times, but there are times when the image can look soft. Moir

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