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Dead Pool, The

Deluxe Edition
Genre: Action Adventure

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

Clint Eastwood, Patricia Clarkson, Liam Neeson & Evan C. Kim

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
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 Producer David Valdes and Cinematographer Jack N. Green, a 22-minute featurette The Craft Of Dirty Harry, and the theatrical trailers for the five Dirty Harry films.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 1000019745
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $20.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 91
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1988
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/03/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Buddy Van Horn
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Special Notes:
Also available in a 7-disc Ulitmate Collector's Edition Box Set/ Catalogue 1000024579/ MRSP $74.98

Story Synopsis:
Detective Harry Callahan (Eastwood) is back in The Dead Pool, the fifth installment of the Dirty Harry series. When several celebrities turn up dead and Harry

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD shows much improved resolution over the DVD reviewed in Issue 56, and shadow delineation is also better defined. As early as the opening credits, the improvement in the near-black detail is noticeable, with a more palpable sense of depth in the San Francisco cityscape at night. Contrast is higher, looking more natural in this release, and black levels are deep and unwavering. Reds, browns, and greens dominate the color scheme, but saturation is improved in this release. Still, colors can appear dated. Fairly heavy film grain can distract, and source element artifacts are noticeable at times

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