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Space Cowboys

Genre: Action Adventure

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

Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, James Garner, James Cromwell, Marcia Gay Harden, William Devane, Loren Dean, Courtney B. Vance, Rade Sherbedgia, Barbara Babcock & Blair Brown

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Includes four behind-the-scenes featurettes: Up Close With The Editor, Tonight On Leno, The Effects, and Back At The Ranch. Also included are cast and crew biographies, the theatrical trailer, and DVD-ROM extras.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 18722
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Rated PG13 for
(Retail Price): $26.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 130
(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): 04/17/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Clint Eastwood
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Four of the best pilots in the U.S. Air Force are in training to be the first Americans in space. But just as the launch date approaches, the Air Force is replaced by a new civilian agency known as NASA, and the Space Cowboys are replaced by a chimpanzee! The four members of Team Daedalus couldn

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.25:1 DVD opens with gorgeous monochromatic blue-gray scenes, which almost appear to be black-and-white, but have a more subtle, smooth appearance. The film progresses to fully saturated color, with well-balanced fleshtones and deep, undefined blacks. Images are sharp and detailed, though some scenes are a bit soft. Contrast and shadow delineation are nicely rendered. Edge enhancement can be bothersome at times. Fine details, like miniblinds, rarely create problems, as the picture is mostly solid and quite natural in appearance. (Suzanne Hodges)

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DVD-ROM Review:
After installing the PCFriendly compatible DVD-ROM components for this title, you come to the DVD-ROM main menu, which has links called Space Station, Mission Control, and Theatrical Web site. The Space Station is a link to Warner Brothers