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Last Legion, The (aka The Enchanted Sword)
Genre: Fantasy Adventure

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

Colin Firth, Ben Kingsley, Aishwarya Rai, Peter Mullan, Kevin McKidd, John Hannah, Iain Glen & Thomas Sangster

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include up-front previews, commentary by Director Doug Lefler, ten deleted scenes with optional commentary, the following two featurettes: Fight Scene Choreography (12 minutes) and Making The Last Legion (20 minutes), the Director

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Genius Products
(Catalog Number): 80775
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

For sequences of intense action violence
(Retail Price): $28.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 110
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(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): Doug Lefler
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Twelve-year-old Romulus Augustus (Sangster) is poised to inherit the Roman throne, until a barbarian tribe, the Germanics, lay siege to the city, brutally murdering the young Caesar

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.30:1 DVD has a harsh appearance, although details are delivered nicely in general. Contrast is balanced fairly well, but images can be overly bright. Whites do not show much blooming, but details in the whites can be crushed. Black levels are somewhat milky, but shadow delineation is generally good. Colors are somewhat undersaturated, but hues are generally limited to warm browns and reds. Compression artifacts can be noticed at times throughout, and edge enhancement, while minor, can be a slight distraction at times. (Danny Richelieu)

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