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Invasion, The

Genre: Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 129 (Mar 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Jeremy Northam, Jackson Bond & Jeffrey Wright

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
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 and four featurettes: We've Been Snatched Before: Invasion In Media History (19 minutes), The Invasion: A New Story (three minutes), The Invasion: On The Set (three minutes), and The Invasion: Snatched (three minutes).

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 1000016536
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

Violence, disturbing images and terror
(Retail Price): $28.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 99
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2007
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 01/29/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Oliver Hirschbiegel
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When a space shuttle mysteriously crashes to Earth, a terrifying discovery is soon revealed

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD shows good resolution, with natural details even in the finest textures. Fleshtones generally have a waxy look, though, with details in the skin looking soft and under-defined. Black levels can be very milky, especially in night scenes, where black levels are so high it can be somewhat of a distraction. Shadow delineation can be hampered by these blacks as well, making the darker portions of the screen look flat. Pixel breakup can be recognized, especially in longer shots, and edge enhancement, while not distracting, can be recognized from time to time. (Danny Richelieu)

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