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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Poison Ivy

Genre: Erotic Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 39 (June 2000) Of Widescreen Review®

Tom Skerritt, Sara Gilbert, Cheryl Ladd, Drew Barrymore

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: NA
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Special Features
Includes cast and crew biographies and the theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): N4846
(MPAA Rating): R & Unrated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $24.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 88 & 92
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1992
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 11/02/99
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Katt Shea Ruben
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Sara Gilbert is terrific as Sylvie Cooper, the rich, misunderstood teenager looking for a friend. What exactly she finds is Ivy (Barrymore), who

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD, viewed in component video, exhibits a sharp and detailed picture that is generally pleasing throughout. Colors are rich and solid, with accurate fleshtone rendering and deep, pure blacks. Sometimes hues are filtered for mood with cold blues or rich reds. Contrast and shadow delineation are quite pleasing throughout. Minor pixelization is apparent, but edge enhancement calls attention to itself when present.

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