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WSR Detailed DVD Review

Genre: Drama

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

Jake Gyllenhaal, Reese Witherspoon, Alan Arkin, Peter Sarsgaard, Omar Metwally, Igal Naor & Meryl Streep

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include the following featurettes: Outlawed (28 minutes) and Intersections: The Making Of Rendition (30 minutes); five deleted/alternate scenes; the original theatrical trailer; and previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 1000036230
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Torture, violence and language
(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): 122
(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): 02/19/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Gavin Hood
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When Egyptian-born chemical engineer, Anwar El-Ibrahimi (Metwally) mysteriously disappears on a trans-Atlantic flight from South Africa to Washington D.C., his American wife Isabella (Witherspoon) desperately tries to locate her husband. Anwar is swept away on one of the C.I.A.

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.34:1 DVD shows nicely rendered details, with fine textures resolved well. The color palette can be devoid of excessively vibrant colors, but color balance is nicely rendered and fleshtones look natural. Contrast is slightly overblown, but black levels are deep and the image generally appears pleasingly dimensional. Pixel breakup can be noticed from time to time, and edge enhancement can be recognized over the higher contrast transitions, but generally this is an enjoyable presentation. (Danny Richelieu)

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