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First Snow
Genre: Thriller

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

Guy Pearce, Piper Perabo, Jackie Burroughs, Rick Gonzalez, J.K. Simmons, Shea Whigham & William Fichtner

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features are limited to previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Yari Film Group Releasing
(Catalog Number): 22449
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For language, some violence,and sexuality
(Retail Price): $24.96
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 102
(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): 11/27/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Mark Fergus
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Jimmy Starks (Pearce) is a slick salesman traveling through New Mexico, when his car breaks down in a desolate town. To pass time, Jimmy visits a fortune teller, whose predictions send Jimmy

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.34:1 DVD exhibits a soft picture with relatively poor resolution in most of the presentation. Still, fine details in tighter shots can be delivered nicely. Black levels are more of a milky gray, but shadow delineation is fairly well rendered, giving some sense of depth to the imagery. The color palette is rather limited, generally sticking to undersaturated greens, browns, and golds. Fleshtones can look natural and contrast is nicely balanced, and while edge enhancement and compression artifacts can be noticed, they aren

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