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WSR Detailed DVD Review
3 Needles
Genre: Drama

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

Shawn Ashmore, Stockard Channing, Tanabadee Chokpikultong, Olympia Dukakis, Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh, Ian Roberts & Chloe Sevigny

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include six minutes of deleted scenes, a TV spot, photo gallery, previews, and two featurettes: China AIDS Initiative (18 minutes) and the two-version House On Fire (four and nine minutes, respectively).

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Wolfe
(Catalog Number): WOL4257D
(MPAA Rating): Unrated
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(Retail Price): $24.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): No
(Running Time In Minutes): 128
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 04/03/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Thom Fitzgerald
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
A young nun (Sevigny) working in an African village. A handsome Montreal man (Ashmore) keeping his career a secret from his financially dependent mother. A determined woman (Liu) who transports life-sustaining blood across China. Three continents. Three individuals. All united by 3 Needles. (Jack Kelley)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits well-saturated colors, but fleshtones can have an unnaturally red tone in bright daytime scenes. Definition is slightly wanting, in that fine textures have a soft appearance. Compression artifacts are noticeable in much of the presentation, making medium and long shots look muddled and smeared. (Danny Richelieu)

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