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Charlie Wilson's War

Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 132 (June 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Ned Beatty, Emily Blunt, Om Puri, Ken Stott, John Slattery, Denis O'Hare & Jud Tylor

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features are limited to two featurettes: The Making Of Charlie Wilson

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 61100566
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Strong language, nudity/sexual content and some drug use
(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): 102
(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): 04/22/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Mike Nichols
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When the Soviets invaded Afghanistan in the early 1980s

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD shows pale fleshtones, although different shades are delineated nicely. Flesh occasionally has a slightly pinkish hue as well. Black levels are relatively deep, and shadow delineation is nicely rendered. Details are resolved well. Colors are bold and vibrant with natural-looking saturation. Pixel breakup is rarely noticeable, but edge enhancement can be recognized on high-contrast transitions. (Danny Richelieu)

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