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Beyond The Gates
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 125 (Nov 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

John Hurt, Hugh Dancy, Dominique Horwitz, Louis Mahoney, Nicola Walker, Claire-Hope Ashitey

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2.5
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 two commentary tracks: one with Director Michael Caton-Jones and the second with Writer David Wolstencroft and Producer David Belto; a 39-minute making-of featurette, Ways To Get Involved: The IRC (two minutes); the original theatrical trailer and the television trailer; and up-front previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2246310
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For strong violence, disturbing images, and language
(Retail Price): $27.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 112
(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): 09/18/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Michael Caton-Jones
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Set in Rwanda

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD can show smearing and pixilation, often making the image look artificially digitized. Edge enhancement can also be noticed at times, especially on higher contrast transitions. Contrast is generally low, though, with images looking somewhat washed out. Outdoors, colors are slightly under-saturated as well, adding to the dull appearance. Fleshtones are rendered well, though, which is refreshing. (Danny Richelieu)

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