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Ecstasy Of The Angels (Tenshi No Kokotsu)

Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 47 (April 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Ken Yoshizawa, Rie Yokoyama, Kozaburo Onogawa, Hidekatsu Shibata, Shinichi Matsushima, Jun Yoshida, Yosuke Yamashita, Takeo Moriyama, Seiichi Nakamura, Tatsuhiko Honda & Yuki Arasa

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2.5
DD Sound Rating: 2
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: NA
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Special Features
Includes liner notes and an extremely revealing interview with director Koji Wakamatsu, who began his career as a Yakuza gangster whose job it was to oversee the production of films controlled by the mob.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Image Entertainment
(Catalog Number): ID8965VFDVD
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $24.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 88
(Color Type): B/W With Color Sequences
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1972
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/26/00
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Koji Wakamatsu
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DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced, windowboxed 1.66:1 picture is presented in both color and black-and-white imagery. The black and white scenes exhibit a generally good gray scale, with generally deep blacks and bright whites. The color scenes exhibit hues that border oversaturation. The picture is somewhat flat and wanting in definition. Source element artifacts and print scratches are apparent. (Suzanne Hodges)

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