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Fury, The
Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 53 (Oct 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Kirk Douglas, John Cassavetes, Carrie Snodgress, Charles Durning, Amy Irving, Fiona Lewis & Andrew Stevens

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: NR
DD Sound Rating: NR
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes a stills gallery and trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2001387
(MPAA Rating): R
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(Retail Price): $19.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 118
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1978
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/04/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Brian De Palma
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Based on the novel by John Farris (who also wrote the screenplay), The Fury follows his horror hit Carrie with another psychological thriller about the powers of telekinesis. Includes a still gallery filled with publicity material. After surviving a horrifying terrorist attack, Peter Sandza (Douglas) emerges from the dust to discover that his close associate staged the attack to kidnap Peter

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a dated picture, with images that are sharp and nicely detailed. Colors are well-balanced, and characteristic of the decade in which the movie was filmed. Contrast and shadow delineation are nicely rendered. Edge enhancement is apparent at times, and there are occasions in which shimmering details and pixelization are noticed. The source element is revealing of dirt and film grain, which gives the picture a slightly rough appearance. (Suzanne Hodges)

The Dolby Digital 4.0 remastered soundtrack, with inherently compromised fidelity, delivers sometimes adequately in terms of dimension. There is often a bias toward mono, however, and multidimensional coherence is limited due to the nature of the inconsistent soundfield. The music is the primary multichannel element, though there is also a balance toward the screen. Deep bass is inherently constrained. (Perry Sun)