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Passage To India, A

Two-Disc Special Edition
Genre: Drama

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

Peggy Ashcroft, Judy Davis, James Fox, Alec Guinness, Nigel Havers & Victor Banerjee

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
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 commentary with Producer Richard Goodwin; the following featurettes: Reflections Of David Lean

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 20981
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $24.96
(DVD Type): Two-Disc Set: DVD-9 & DVD-5
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 164
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1984
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/15/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): David Lean
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Based on the novel by E.M. Forster and the play by Santha Rama Rau, A Passage To India tells the story of India in the late 1920s. Adela Quested (Davis) has traveled to Chandrapore to join her fianc

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.66:1 DVD shows a similar image quality to the previously released DVD, although details are slightly better resolved and the image rarely looks soft. It has a good sense of depth and dimensionality, as well as solid black levels and decent shadow delineation. Color fidelity is somewhat limited, with reds looking bright and bold, but greens and blues looking somewhat undersaturated. Fleshtones have a subtly pinkish hue as well. Source element artifacts are recognizable throughout, although they aren

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