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Hollow Man

Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 46 (Mar 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue, Josh Brolin, Kim Dickens, Greg Grunberg, Joey Slotnick, Mary Randle & William Devane

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary with Paul Verhoeven, Kevin Bacon, and Andrew Marlowe; the isolated music score; a 15-minute making-of featurette; 15 short featurettes on the special effects, some of which include storyboards and commentary; VFX picture-in-picture comparisons; three deleted scenes with commentary; cast and crew biographies; the theatrical trailer; and bonus trailers for

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 05072
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexuality/nudity.
(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): 2000
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 01/02/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Paul Verhoeven
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Story Synopsis:
Arrogant scientist Sebastian Caine (Bacon) has developed a method of rendering mammals invisible and then returning them to their original, visible state. The next phase of the testing involves humans, and Caine volunteers to be the subject. Only this time, defense team members McKay (Shue) and Kensington (Brolin) and crew can

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibts a picture that will surely please, with sharp and finely detailed images. Some scenes exhibit a soft focus. Colors are naturally rendered with full saturation, rich hues and deep blacks. Fleshtones are well balanced throughout. Contrast and shadow delineation are excellent, with a pleasing gradation of visual information between darkness and total picture black. There are occasional instances in which pixelization is noticed, for a slight "digital" appearance, but one that is not terribly distracting. (Suzanne Hodges)

The soundtrack was originally created as an eight-channel mix for SDDS (with Dolby

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