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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Julien Donkey-Boy
Genre: Drama

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

Ewen Bremner, Chloe Sevigny, Werner Herzog, Evan Newman, Joyce Korine, Chrissy Kobylak & Alvin Law

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 1
DD Sound Rating: 2.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: NA
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Special Features
Includes two deleted scenes, cast and crew filmographies, a 15-minute making-of featurette, and the theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): N4788
(MPAA Rating): R
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(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): 100
(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): 03/20/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Harmony Korine
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The Dogme 95-certified Julien Donkey-Boy by non-director Harmony Korine (Dogme 95 rules state that no director should receive on-screen credit for his work among other things like using only existing light, no props brought in, and only hand-held cameras are to be used) was inspired by his desire to illustrate what a real schizophrenic

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits poor image quality, though what makes the picture so unappealing originates from the source. Apparently, the look of the film is intentional, following a set of rules drawn up for Dogme 95 (although rule number nine seems to have been broken, as the films are supposed to be seen in 1.33:1). Shot on location, with hand-held cameras and natural light, the picture is grimy with excessive amounts of grain. (Suzanne Hodges)

Other than the music for the end credits, this Dolby