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This Is England

Genre: Drama

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

Thomas Turgoose. Stepehn Graham & Jo Hartley

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2.5
DD Sound Rating: 2.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4.5
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Special Features
Special features include up-front previews, an interview with Writer/Director Shane Meadows, seven deleted scenes, a seven-minute making-of featurette, two written essays: Skinhead Culture: Cropped, Braced, & Booted, and The Falklands: A Pathetic War, and the original theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): IFC
(Catalog Number): 80762
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $19.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 98
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 11/17/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Shane Meadows
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
It is the summer of 1982 in a grim Northern England Coastal town, and 12-year-old Shaun (Turgoose) is out of school for the summer. Having just lost his father in the Falklands War, young Shaun has lots of time on his hands and little supervision. He soon befriends a group of skinheads, who against all expectations are friendly, and take him underwing. But when an older, overly racist member returns to the gang after a stint in prison, the group

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits a washed-out image, with gray black levels and little sense of image depth. Colors can occasionally look pastel, especially greens, and fleshtones can look pasty. Colors are slightly undersaturated, and details can look soft. The imagery can look harshly digitized and occasionally the darker scenes can be noticeably noisier than the others. (Danny Richelieu)

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