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Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 130 (Apr 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Clive Owen, Rhys Ifans, Jordi Molla, Abbie Cornish & Samantha Morton

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2.5
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 eight deleted scenes; the following featurettes: The Reign Continues: Making Elizabeth The Golden Age (11 minutes), Inside Elizabeth

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Music & Video Distribution
(Catalog Number): 61033332
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

Violence, some sexuality and nudity
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 115
(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): 02/05/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Shekhar Kapur
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Queen Elizabeth (Blanchette) ruled England through what is referred to as The Golden Age in the mid-16th century. In this tumultuous time, Elizabeth is faced with treason and treachery at almost every turn. The Queen

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.84:1 DVD exhibits a hazy image, with elevated black levels and a persistent fogginess that washes out the image. Details are not as nicely resolved as the better releases, with fine textures looking somewhat soft. The color scheme can be dominated by hues of green, brown, and gold, looking somewhat aged. Shadow delineation is poor, with the near-

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