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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Cave Of The Yellow Dog, The
Genre: Drama

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

Batbayar Batchuluun, Nansalmaa Batchuluun, Buyandulam D. Batchuluun, Urjindorj Batchuluun, Nansal Batchuluun & Zochor

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: 2.0(Mon)/3.0(Eng)
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Critics' Composite Score: 4.5
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Special Features
Special features include commentary with the director and the theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Tartan Video
(Catalog Number): TVD2029
(MPAA Rating): G
(Rating Reason):

For all audiences
(Retail Price): $22.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 90
(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): 02/13/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Byambasuren Davaa
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When six-year-old Nansal comes upon a stray mutt on the Mongolian hillside, she is immediately smitten and names her new-found pet, Zochor. Afraid the dog will attract predators to the families

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD looks rather soft, with fine details not very well resolved. Still, there are scenes when the imagery can look quite sharp. Green and blue hues are bold and vibrant, but reds can occasionally look undersaturated. With its very high average bit rate, compression artifacts are not noticeable, but some edges can have a hard, digital look. Subtle halos from edge enhancement can also be noticed on high-contrast transitions. (Danny Richelieu)

While each of the three main encodings (Mongolian Dolby