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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Touch Of Evil

50th Anniversary Edition
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 136 (Nov 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles, Joseph Calleia, Akim Tamiroff, Joanna Moore, Ray Collins, Dennis Weaver, Valentin de Vargas, Mort Mills, Marlene Dietrich & Zsa Zsa Gabor

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.0
DD Sound Rating: 2.0
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4.5
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Special Features
Disc One of this Two-Disc set contains the restored version of the film, along with the following special features: two audio commentary tracks

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Video
(Catalog Number): 61103474
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $26.98
(DVD Type): Two-Disc Set: DVD-9 & DVD-5
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 111/95/109
(Color Type): Black & White
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1958
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/07/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Orson Welles
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Based on the novel Badge Of Evil by Whit Masterson, Touch Of Evil involves a corrupt American police chief (Welles), a Mexican narcotics investigator (Heston), and his inquisitive wife (Leigh). (Laurie Sevano)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD shows better resolution than the previously released DVD (Issue 45), but overall, the image is still soft. The black-and-white picture

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