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Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 52 (Sept 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Ray Liotta, Frankie R. Faison, Giancarlo Giannini, Francesca Neri & Zeljko Ivanek

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: 5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
The two-disc set offers an impressive supplemental section beginning with five featurettes (which, as an option, can be viewed collectivelly as a 76-minute documentary titled

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): MGM Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 1002321
(MPAA Rating): R
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(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 131
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2001
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/21/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Ridley Scott
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The silence has been squealing pigs and the screams of those who dare to lay eyes on Mason Verger (Gary Oldman), the only survivor of the tortures of brilliant psychiatrist and psychopath Hannibal

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture is nicely rendered, with images that are sharp and detailed. Contrast and shadow delineation are well balanced, with good visual information available in the darker scenes. Colors are rich and accurate, with nicely rendered fleshtones and deep blacks. Though apparent, edge enhancement is rarely bothersome. There are occasional bits of dirt and source element artifacts noticed, but overall the picture is quite clean. There are a few occasions in which pixelization is noticed, giving the picture a slightly digital appearance. (Suzanne Hodges)

The 5.1-channel soundtracks are fantastic, boasting a fully active, occasionally energetic soundfield listening experience that is richly textured with spatial nuances from both music and sound effects. Fidelity is excellent, as are dynamic and spectral range utilization. The opening drug raid and subsequent shootout in Chapter 3 presents a powerful, loud, all-engrossing soundstage with incredible rendering of gunfire, and a very liberal use of dimension including the split surrounds. When all main channels are active, the use of back surround decoding, such as from the SMART

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