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Amazing Grace
Genre: Drama

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

Ioan Gruffudd, Michael Gambon, Romola Garai, Ciaran Hinds, Rufus Sewell & Albert Finney

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include commentary with Director Michael Apted and Actor Ioan Gruffudd, a featurette How Sweet The Sound: The Story Of Amazing Grace (28 minutes), a video tour of The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (nine minutes), a video of Chris Tomlin performing the hymn

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2244493
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

For thematic material involving slavery and some mild language
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 111
(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): 11/13/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Michael Apted
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Based on the true-life story of William Wilberforce (Gruffudd), a leader of the British abolition movement. This film chronicles Wilberforce

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD shows relatively poor black levels and shadow delineation is generally lacking. The result is an image that looks flat in bright and dark scenes. Resolution is not pristine, which adds to the flatness of the picture, and fleshtones are somewhat pasty. Colors are generally well saturated, although occasionally scenes look dull, which can provide some naturalism to the presentation. Pixel breakup and edge enhancement are minor inconveniences, but still noticeable. (Danny Richelieu)

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