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Guys And Dolls

Genre: Musical

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

Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, Vivian Blaine & The Goldwyn Girls

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: NA
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Special Features
Includes a production notes booklet and the theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): MGM Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 908093
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $24.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): No
(Running Time In Minutes): 149
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1955
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 04/18/00
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Joseph L. Mankiewicz
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Guys And Dolls is a true American musical classic. Based on a Damon Runyon story and originally produced as a stage play, the screen version stars Frank Sinatra as reliable Nathan Detroit who is up to his knees trying to throw the biggest crap game in town while hiding the truth from his fianc

DVD Picture:
Though not anamorphically enhanced, the 2.55:1 DVD is a nice improvement over the LaserDisc reviewed in Issue 19. Colors on the LaserDisc are smeared and unnaturally saturated with red overtones, while hues on the DVD are refined, with more naturally balanced fleshtones and deeper black levels. Images are sharper, with nicely rendered fine details. The picture is very solid for its age and is quite pleasing. There are minor artifacts apparent, but no distracting pixelization.

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