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Vie En Rose, La

Genre: Foreign

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

Marion Cotillard, Emmanuelle Seigner, Jean-Paul Rouve, Gerard DePardieu & Clotilde Cournau

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features are limited to up-front previews, which are unfortunately forced; and a featurette Stepping Into Character (seven minutes).

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): HBO Video
(Catalog Number): 94412
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

For substance abuse, sexual content, brief nudity, language and thematic elements
(Retail Price): $27.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 141
(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): 11/13/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Olivier Dahan
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
La Vie En Rose depicts the tragic life of France

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.33:1 DVD exhibits a smeared image that looks noticeably soft. Black levels are somewhat milky, but details in the shadows are delivered nicely, which can give the picture a dimensional appearance. Colors are somewhat subdued and undersaturated and the palette is dominated by hues of green and brown, giving the picture a downtrodden look. Pixel breakup and compression artifacts are noticeable at times throughout the presentation and, edge enhancement is also noticeable on the highest contrast transitions. (Danny Richelieu)

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