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Mystic Pizza

Genre: Comedy Drama

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

Annabeth Gish, Julia Roberts, Lili Taylor, Vincent Phillip D

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: NA
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Special Features
Includes the theatrical trailer and two recipes (Mediterranean Chicken Dinner and Teriyaki Seafood Cocktail Sauce) plus a $3 rebate if you purchase a bottle of La Choy soy sauce. (Am I missing an obvious connection, here?)

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): MGM Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 1001458
(MPAA Rating): R
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(Retail Price): $19.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 105
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1988
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 01/09/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Donald Petrie
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The movie that put the little town of Mystic, Connecticut on the well as Julia Roberts, Mystic Pizza tells the funny and, at times, sad tales of the lives and loves of three waitresses: innocent Kat (Gish) and party girl Daisy (Roberts) are sisters, who along with their friend Jojo (Taylor) serve up

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture can be quite pleasing, though dated. Images are generally sharp, and fine details are nicely rendered. Still, some scenes are softly focused and appear slightly smeared. Contrast and shadow delineation are adequate, with the darker scenes appearing a bit undefined. Source element artifacts and film grain are noticed throughout, but are not overly obtrusive. The slightest edge enhancement is detected occasionally, but shimmering details and pixelization are infrequent. (Suzanne Hodges)

The soundtrack presentation, in Dolby