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WSR Detailed DVD Review

Genre: Fantasy Adventure

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

Ken Marshall, Lysete Anthony, Freddie Jones & Francesca Anis

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Includes two audio commentary tracks: one with cast and crew and a second is the reading of a behind-the-scenes article written on the film, making-of featurette, four photo galleries, cast and crew biographies, the theatrical trailer, and a production notes booklet

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 05890
(MPAA Rating): PG
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(Retail Price): $24.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 121
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1983
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 04/03/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Peter Yates
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Krull is a classic and epic fantasy adventure about the extraordinary perils faced by a brave Prince (Ken Marshall) on a dangerous quest to rescue his beloved Princess (Anthony) from the evil clutches of the Beast. A magical world of a one-eyed Cyclops, a monstrous spider, an insidious Changeling, the unearthly Firemares, and an army of alien Slayers provide an imaginative trip into another world.

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture is much more defined when compared to the LaserDisc reviewed in Issue 11. Colors do not appear as oversaturated as on the LaserDisc, with hues exhibiting good balance, accurate fleshtones, and deep blacks. Pixelization is noticed at times, as is edge enhancement. Contrast is very good, with many exterior scenes appearing quite natural. There are some minor artifacts scattered throughout, but nothing that is overly distracting. (Suzanne Hodges)

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