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Godzilla 2000

Genre: Science Fiction

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

Takehiro Murata, Hiroshi Abe, Naomi Nishida, Takeo Nakahara, Mayu Suzuki, Takeshi Obayashi, Shiro Namiki Sakae Kimura & Bengal

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes an amazingly cool behind-the-scenes segment (don

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 05667
(MPAA Rating): PG
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(Retail Price): $24.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 99
(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): 12/26/00
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Takao Okawara
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Story Synopsis:
From Toho Pictures, the fine folk who brought you the original, comes Godzilla 2000. Yep, the real deal is back in all his foot stomping, building squashing, radio tower champing glory. And not a minute too soon. Here we watch as the big guy comes out of the ocean

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits inconsistent image quality. Colors are rich, occasionally appearing a bit oversaturated and plugged-up, with slightly orange fleshtones. Though images can be sharp, the picture is a bit flat and wanting in dimension. Considering that many of the distractions relate to the source, the picture is generally solid and should be quite pleasing. Pixelization and edge enhancement are apparent, as are source element artifacts.

The soundtrack, presented in Dolby