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Savages, The

Genre: Drama

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

Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Bosco & Peter Friedman

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4.5
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Special Features
Special features include a 20-minute featurette About The Savages, two extended scenes, a director

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2250679
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For some sexuality and language
(Retail Price): $27.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 114
(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): Tamara Jenkins
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When siblings Jon and Wendy Savage (Linney, Hoffman) are informed that their estranged father is suffering from senile dementia, they both travel from New York to Arizona to collect him. Far from being a perfect family, The Savages must deal with the fact that their father, who abandoned them as children, now needs both their love and assistance. As Jon and Wendy experience complete upheaval over how to handle their father

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.82:1 DVD exhibits blown-out contrast, with whites that bloom. Black levels are generally adequately deep, but they occasionally look hazy. Shadow delineation can also be lacking at times. The picture is overly noisy, and fleshtones generally look orange and unnatural. Edge enhancement isn

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