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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Fantasy Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 128 (Feb 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Claire Danes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Charlie Cox, Sienna Miller, Ricky Gervais, Jason Flemyng, Mark Strong, Ruppert Everett & Peter O'Toole

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include up-front previews, Good Omens: The Making Of Stardust (30 minutes), five deleted scenes, a five-minute blooper reel, the original theatrical trailer for this movie, and previews from five additional films.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 34756
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

For fantasy violence and some risque humor
(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): 127
(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): 12/18/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Matthew Vaughn
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
In hopes of winning the heart of Victoria (Miller), the fairest girl in the village, Tristan (Cox) promises to retrieve for her a fallen star. The adventure begins when Tristan finds the Stardust he had been looking for is actually a celestial beauty named Yvaine (Danes), who was knocked down to Earth from the Heavens. Tristan vows to protect his new luminous friend from a wicked witch named Lamia (Pfeiffer), who wants to capture Yvaine to steal her youth and beauty. Based on the novel by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Charles Vess. (Stacey Pendry)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD exhibits a bright picture, with whites that can bloom. Resolution is good, and the picture can be quite detailed at times. Other times, however, the image can be soft and unrefined. Black levels are adequately deep, and shadow delineation is nicely rendered. Colors are somewhat undersaturated, but fleshtones have a natural appearance. Spurious noise can be noticed from time to time, and edge enhancement is so minor that it rarely becomes noticeable. (Danny Richelieu)

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