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102 Dalmatians

Genre: Family

Reviewed In Issue 49 (June 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Glenn Close, Ioan Gruffudd, Alice Evans, Tim McInnerny, Ian Richardson & Gerard Depardieu Plus The Voice Talent Of Eric Idle

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: 4.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Just when you think you

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Walt Disney Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 22755
(MPAA Rating): G
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(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(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): 2000
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 04/03/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

 Credits Information

(Director): Kevin Lima
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Special Notes:
Also available in a full screen edition as a separate DVD release, and also in a

Story Synopsis:
Return, if you must, to the live-action world of Cruella De Vil (Close) in 102 Dalmatians. After her release from prison, Cruella has been cured of her fur fetish to where she not only no longer covets puppy pelts, she is repelled by them. That is, until she has an encounter with three Dalmatians that almost immediately turn Cruella back into a fur fanatic in need of even more than ever before. And then there

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture pops from the screen with vibrant colors, balanced fleshtones, and deep blacks. While images are sharp and detailed, some are filtered with soft, hazy qualities. Though intentional, some may find the soft scenes a bit bothersome compared to the more detailed scenes. Contrast and shadow delineation are nicely rendered. Edge enhancement is noticed on occasion, but there is no distracting pixelization. Overall, image quality should be quite satisfying throughout. (Suzanne Hodges)

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DVD-ROM Review:
From the DVD-ROM main menu of this title, you are given links for Cruella