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Strangers, The

Genre: Horror

Reviewed In Issue 137 (Dec 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Liv Tyler, Scott Speedman, Gemma Ward, Kip Weeks, Laura Margolis & Glenn Howerton

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.0
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include a nine-minute making-of featurette The Elements Of Terror, two deleted scenes, and up-front previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 62033302
(MPAA Rating): R/Unrated
(Rating Reason):

Violence and terror and language
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 86/88
(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): 10/21/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Bryan Bertino
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Having secretly planned a night of romance, James Hoyt (Speedman) is anxious to get his girlfriend Kristen (Tyler) back to his family

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.34:1 DVD shows good resolution with solid, deep black levels. The shadows are not defined well, though, with near-black information crushed into darkness. Colors appear to have a natural saturation, but bold, bright hues are rarely used. Fleshtones also appear natural and contrast is balanced nicely. Source artifacts are not a distraction, and compression artifacts are relatively rare. Edge enhancement, as well, is not a distraction. (Danny Richelieu)

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