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Music Of The Heart

Genre: Drama

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

Meryl Streep, Aidan Quinn, Angela Bassett, Gloria Estefan, Jane Leeves, Cloris Leachman, Kieran Culkin, Charlie Hofheimer, Jay O. Sanders

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
The first thing I noticed about the Music Of The Heart DVD was its snappy packaging. Miramax took a regular-sized keepcase and added a hinged tray to hold the extra disc (with the other in its normal spot). I like it! My only concern was in regard to marketing. A double case lets people know there

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Miramax Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 18310
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

Rated PG for brief mild language and sensuality.
(Retail Price): $39.99
(DVD Type): Disc 1: DVD-9/Disc 2: DVD-5
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 124
(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): 04/25/00
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Wes Craven
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Based on the life story of Roberta Guaspari, and inspired by the documentary Small Wonders (included on a second disc

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 picture exhibits excellent quality, with sharp and detailed images. Colors are warm and vibrant, with balanced fleshtones and deep, pure blacks. Contrast and shadow delineation are nicely rendered for a picture that is crisp and clean in all aspects. There are no distracting artifacts or pixelization. The overall appearance is easy on the eyes.

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