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Cassandra's Dream

Genre: Thriller

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

Hayley Atwell, Colin Farrell, Sally Hawkins, Ewan McGregor & Tom Wilkinson

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 2.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Genius Products
(Catalog Number): 81064
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

Thematic elements, some sexual material and brief violence.
(Retail Price): $24.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 109
(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): 05/27/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Woody Allen
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Ian (McGregor) and Terry (Farrell) Blaine are two working-class brothers who dream of a better life, one free of debt and financial hardships. When Terry wins big at the track by betting on a speedy greyhound named Cassandra

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits a hazy quality, but colors are nicely balanced and fleshtones look natural. Resolution is impressive, with fine details delivered nicely. Black levels are somewhat milky, but good shadow delineation helps create a sense of dimensionality in the image. Bright colors are delivered nicely with good saturation. Pixel breakup and compression artifacts are rarely noticeable, and edge enhancement isn

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