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Blood Diamond

Special Edition
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 120 (May 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly, Djimon Hounsou, Jimi Mistry, Michael Sheen & Arnold Vosloo

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features on Disc One include commentary with Director Edward Zwick and the theatrical trailer, plus up-front previews. Disc Two has four featurettes: Blood On The Stone (50 minutes), Becoming Archer (8-1/2 minutes), Journalism On The Front Line (five minutes), and Inside The Siege Of Freetown (10-1/2 minutes); and Nas

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 115299
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For strong violence and language
(Retail Price): $34.99
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 143
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/20/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Edward Zwick
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Snatched from his simple life, Solomon Vandy (Hounsou) is forced to mine for diamonds under the sweltering South African sun where he discovers

DVD Picture:
With deep blacks and good shadow delineation, the darkest scenes in the anamorphically enhanced 2.38:1 DVD can look good. Resolution is also good, but the finest details are not as well defined as on the best captures. In bright outdoor scenes, the image can be too highly contrasted, but is not consistently so. The color scheme is generally void of bright colors, but the greens of the forests are rendered well. Fleshtones look healthy, with a subtle reddish tone that doesn

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