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Secret, The

Genre: Mystery Suspense

Reviewed In Issue 135 (Oct 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

David Duchovny, Lili Taylor, Olivia Thirlby & Brendan Sexton

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include an eight-minute behind-the-scenes featurette; interviews with Lili Taylor (12 minutes), David Duchovny (ten minutes), and Olivia Thirlby (eight minutes); and the original theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Image Entertainment
(Catalog Number): EUR4993DVD
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Language including some sexual references and drug and alcohol use involving teens
(Retail Price): $27.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 92
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): Not Indicated
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/12/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Vincent Perez
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When a traffic accident kills Ben Marris' (Duchovny) wife and soul mate Hannah (Taylor), sparing his 16-year-old daughter Sam (Thirlby), he feels as if his world is coming to an end. When the girl wakes up in the intensive care unit after the accident, she is not Sam at all

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.32:1 DVD is dominated by hues of brown and green, with a slight desaturation of colors across the board. Black levels are generally solid, but there are times when darker scenes are washed out. Resolution is slightly soft, but there are scenes that are resolved quite well. Shadow delineation is good. Contrast is balanced well, but fleshtones appear garish. Edge enhancement is not a problem, compression artifacts are rare, and source artifacts are very rare. (Danny Richelieu)

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