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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Broken Arrow

Genre: Action Adventure

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

John Travolta, Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Delroy Lindo, Frank Whaley, Bob Gunton, Howie Long, Jack Thompson & Kurtwood Smith

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Includes the theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 4110420
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Rated R for strong action violence and language.
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): No
(Running Time In Minutes): 108
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1996
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/99
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): John Woo
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When a top-secret B-3 Stealth Bomber, carrying two live nuclear missiles, crashes in the Utah desert, the Air Force moves in to recover their Broken Arrows

DVD Picture:
The 2.32:1 DVD is not anamorphically enhanced and, viewed in component video, exhibits very similar image quality when compared to the LaserDiscs reviewed in Issues 21 and 30. Colors are not as exaggerated, but are more refined in fleshtones and deeper blacks. The picture must be viewed in a completely blackened room for optimal visual information due to the overall dark quality of the film, but especially for the special effects scenes of the Stealth Bomber flying at night. Minor aliasing problems are apparent, as well as occasional pixelization, for a picture that is not very different than the LaserDisc, but is slightly improved.

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This Disc Contains The Following WSR-Rated Superb Qualities:
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