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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Being John Malkovich

Genre: Comedy

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

John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, Orson Bean, Mary Kay Place, Charlie Sheen & John Malkovich

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
It is fitting that the DVD for Being John Malkovich would have a lot of really interesting extras being that the movie itself is so very interesting. After you

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): USA Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 440059757-2
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Rated R for language and sexuality.
(Retail Price): $24.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 113
(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): 05/02/00
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Spike Jonze
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
If the idea of between-gigs puppeteer Craig Schwartz (Cusack) with a pet-obsessed wife (Diaz) taking a job with company on the seven-and-a-halfth floor with a loopy comprehension-challenged

DVD Picture:
Viewed in a completely blackened room, the anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits excellent image quality. The picture is stylized, often with cold blue and green hues, but with nicely balanced colors. Fleshtones are nicely rendered. Contrast and shadow delineation are pleasing, with a good gradation of visual information between darkness and picture black. Images are sharp with fine details for a picture that is solid with good clarity. There are no distractions for an intriguing picture that is beautifully rendered.

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This Disc Contains The Following WSR-Rated Superb Qualities:
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