Basic Information on new release titles is posted as soon as titles are announced. Once reviewed, additional data is added to the database.
WSR Detailed DVD Review

Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 134 (Sept 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Ryan Phillippe, Abbie Cornish, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ciaran Hinds, Timothy Olyphant, Victor Rasuk, Rob Brown, Josef Sommer & Linda Emond

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
Download WSR Review
Reference Systems
Critics' Composite Score: 3
Internet Links

Special Features
Special features include a feature commentary track by Director Kimberly Peirce and Co-Writer Mark Richard; the following featurettes: The Making Of Stop-Loss (21 minutes) and A Day In Boot Camp (ten minutes); 11 deleted scenes with optional commentary by Peirce; and previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 34675
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For graphic violence and pervasive language
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 111
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2008
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 07/08/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Kimberly Peirce
(Screenplay/Written By): Subscribe Now!
(Story): Subscribe Now!
(Music): Subscribe Now!
(Director Of Photography): Subscribe Now!
(Production Designer): Subscribe Now!
(Visual Effects): Subscribe Now!
(Costume Designer): Subscribe Now!
(Editor): Subscribe Now!
(Supervising Sound Editors): Subscribe Now!
(Re-Recording Mixers): Subscribe Now!
(Executive Producers): Subscribe Now!
(Co-Producers): Subscribe Now!
(Producers): Subscribe Now!
(Academy Awards): Subscribe Now!

  DVD Picture Information

(Principal Photography): Subscribe Now!
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): Subscribe Now!
(Measured DVD Anamorphic Aspect Ratio): Subscribe Now!
(Measured DVD Letterbox Aspect Ratio): Subscribe Now!

  DVD Sound Information

(DVD Soundtrack): Subscribe Now!
(Theatrical Sound): Subscribe Now!
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack): Subscribe Now!
(DTS Bit Rate): Subscribe Now!
(Dolby Digital Bit Rate): Subscribe Now!
(Additional Languages): Subscribe Now!
(Subtitles): Subscribe Now!
(WSR Superb Sound Qualities): Subscribe Now!

  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Sgt. Brandon King (Phillippe) is a decorated Iraq War veteran who has served his tour of duty and country with pride. After returning to his hometown in Texas after his tour of duty is over, Brandon is faced with all the difficulties a soldier faces when resuming civilian life. Just when he is beginning to feel more comfortable at home than he was on the battlefield, Sgt. King is ordered back to duty to serve another tour under the military's controversial Stop-Loss program. Rather than upend his newly reformed family life, Brandon opts to go AWOL instead, threatening the loyalty of longtime friendships. (Stacey Pendry)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD shows very good resolution and consistent black levels. Unfortunately, the blacks are not as deep as they could be. Still, shadow delineation is rendered well. Source element artifacts aren

The Dolby