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Hunting Party, The

Genre: Thriller

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

Richard Gere, Terrence Howard, Jesse Eisenberg, Dylan Baker, Mark Ivanir, Diane Kruger & James Brolin

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include up-front previews, an option to view the film with commentary by Writer/Director Richard Shepard, seven deleted scenes with or without Director's commentary, two featurettes: Making The Hunting Party (ten minutes) and The Real Hunting Party (30 minutes), the original article What I Did On My Summer Vacation, and the original theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Genius Products
(Catalog Number): 80492
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Strong language and some violent content
(Retail Price): $28.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 101
(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): 01/22/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Richard Shepard
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
A discredited journalist (Gere), a seasoned cameraman (Howard), and an up-and-coming journalist (Eisenberg), decide to pursue and capture Bosnia's most-wanted war criminal. The reporters

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.33:1 DVD exhibits a good sense of dimensionality, with solid black levels and nicely rendered shadow delineation. Color fidelity is good, with nicely delineated fleshtones that have natural hues. There are times, especially indoors, when flesh can have an unnaturally reddish tone. Details are nicely captured, with good resolution. The picture looks quite good, and while minor pixilation can be noticed from time to time, it generally does not become a distraction. Edge enhancement is recognizeable but generally does not damage the imagery. (Danny Richelieu)

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