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Dancer In The Dark

Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 48 (May 2001) Of Widescreen Review®


WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: 3.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Includes two audio commentaries: one with director Lars von Trier, producer Vibeke Windelov, technical supervisor, Peter Hjorth, and artist Per Kirkeby; and a second with choreographer Vincent Paterson. In addition, there are featurettes on the director and choreographer, three alternate scenes, a menu to access the songs, biographies, and the theatrical trailer all accessed from menus that are annoyingly slow.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): N5199
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $24.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 141
(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): 03/20/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Lars von Trier
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
An unusual film, Dancer In The Dark stars Bj

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a crisp picture, often with good clarity and depth. Images are sharp, with nicely rendered fine detail. Colors are a bit dull, but the stylized hues are otherwise well balanced. Fine details are occasionally noticed shimmering, and pixelization is detected on occasion, but overall the picture is solid. Some edge enhancement is noticed. Shot documentary-style on video, the camera is constantly moving, and could make some viewers a little dizzy. (Suzanne Hodges)

Other than the nicely recorded music from Bj

This Disc Contains The Following WSR-Rated Superb Qualities:
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