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Other Boleyn Girl, The

Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 133 (Jul/Aug 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana, Kristin Scott Thomas, Mark Rylance, Jim Sturgess, Eddie Redmayne & David Morrissey

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include commentary by Director Justin Chadwick; 12 deleted and extended scenes; six Members Of The Court Character Biographies; the following featurettes: To Be A Lady (11 minutes), Translating History To Screen (ten minutes), and Camera Tests With Narration By Director Justin Chadwick (two minutes); and additional previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 21450
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

For mature thematic elements, sexual content and some violent images
(Retail Price): $28.96
(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): 06/10/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Justin Chadwick
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Anne Boleyn (Portman) is well known throughout history as the bewitching maid who drove King Henry VIII (Bana) to break ties with the Catholic Church in order to marry her, changing the course of English history forever. Who is not well known is The Other Boleyn Girl, Anne's younger sister Mary (Johansson). Her story was mostly ignored until recently

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.84:1 DVD delivers a slightly smeared, soft image, with fine details looking plugged up. Fleshtones also look drab and sickly, but black levels are solid and shadow delineation is defined well. The stylization provides a sense of forboding, and the color scheme

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