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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Drama

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

Linda Manz, Max Perlich, Jacob Reynolds, Chlo

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 1.5
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Special Features
Includes cast and crew filmographies and an animated photo gallery with director

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): N5236
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $24.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 89
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1997
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/20/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Harmony Korine
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Gummo offers a thankfully fictional glimpse of life in the small townXenia, Ohio 20 years after a devastating tornado. For some reason, the town never recovered, nor did its people. Of the more unusual characters in town are two boys who hunt stray cats to sell to a middle-man for a local restaurant; using their profits for milkshakes and airplane glue. This movie is not for everyone, but its docudrama style, disturbing images, and quirky music make for the kind of movie you

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits very slight improvements over the LaserDisc in terms of clarity. The picture has a documentary feel, utilizing different film formats. Some scenes appear oversaturated and plugged-up, while others are generally well balanced. At times, images are sharp, but most scenes are wanting in detail, appearing focus. Source element artifacts are apparent throughout. Overall, image quality looks mediocre at best, but nicely represents Harmony Korine

The sonic presentation from this Dolby