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Loss Of Sexual Innocence, The

Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 40 (July/Aug 2000) Of Widescreen Review®

Julian Sands, Saffron Burrows, Stafano Dionisi, Kelly MacDonald, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Special Features
Includes director

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 04013
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Rated R for strong sexual images, pervasive nudity, violence and language.
(Retail Price): $27.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 106
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1999
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/07/99
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Mike Figgis
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The Loss Of Sexual Innocence is actually four disjointed stories that follow, among other things, the life of a young film director and and his sexual revelations. The story is supposed to force us to take a look at the power of sex to shape or shatter our lives

DVD Picture:
A stylized picture, specific scenes utilize cross-processed film for a vivid, orange quality that lacks fine detail and definition. Otherwise, colors are naturally balanced with accurate fleshtones, rich hues and deep blacks. The anamorphically enhanced picture is sharp and detailed, though minor edge enhancement is apparent. Contrast and shadow delineation are nicely rendered, but the darker scenes are wanting in more visual information. Artifacts and film grain are apparent throughout the film, but the stylized picture is otherwise generally pleasing. The DVD measures 1.78:1, anamorphic and letterbox.

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