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When Did You Last See Your Father?

Genre: Drama

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

Jim Broadbent, Colin Firth & Juliet Stevenson

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 2
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features include a commentary track by Director Anand Tucker, seven deleted scenes available with optional commentary by Tucker and Producer Elizabeth Karlsen, the original theatrical trailer, and previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 26162
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

For sexual content, thematic material, and breif strong language
(Retail Price): $28.96
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(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): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2007
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 11/04/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Anand Tucker
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When Did You Last See Your Father? explores the complexities of a father-and-son relationship, which shifts and evolves over decades. When Blake Morrison (Firth) was young, he was often embarrassed by his physician father Arthur (Broadbent), who had a penchant for using his status to gain entry into clubs he didn

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.34:1 DVD delivers inconsistent black levels, which are typically deep and well defined, but occasionally elevated with poor definition. Near-black information is crushed for the most part, but there is still some detailing in the shadows. The color scheme is dominated by greens and browns, and colors in general are too bright. Fleshtones have a green appearance throughout. Resolution is relatively soft, and compression artifacts can be recognized throughout; color banding can be noticed as well. Edge enhancement is relatively minor, and is not a big distraction. (Danny Richelieu)

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