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Chasing Amy

Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 41 (Sept 2000) Of Widescreen Review®

Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Jason Lee, Dwight Ewell, Jason Mewes & Kevin Smith

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Includes the same extras found on the LaserDisc including audio commentary by cast and crew, 10 deleted scenes plus outtakes, cast and crew video introductions, a terrific booklet that includes a character guide to

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): The Criterion Collection
(Catalog Number): 1724403
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Rated R for strong graphic sex-related dialogue, language, sexuality and drug content.
(Retail Price): $32.99
(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): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1997
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/13/00
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Kevin Smith
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The third installment in Kevin Smith

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits a sharp and detailed picture that is far superior to the LaserDisc reviewed in Issue 27. The film was shot in Super 16mm, so film grain is apparent throughout. Unfortunately, the unavoidable grain seems excessive on the DVD, as opposed to the LaserDisc, due to the higher resolution. Colors are rich and vibrant, with nice balance and deep blacks. The darker scenes seem a bit too dark and wanting in shadow delineation, though contrast is improved over the LaserDisc. Edge enhancement is occasionally noticed, and artifacts are apparent throughout.

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