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Behind Enemy Lines
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 60 (May 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Owen Wilson, Gene Hackman, Gabriel Macht, Joaquim De Almeida, David Keith, Olek Krupa, Vladimir Mashkov & Charles Malik Whitfield

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: 5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes two audio commentary tracks, behind-the-scenes featurette, extended and deleted scenes (with optional commentary), and a Pre-Vis Ejection sequence segment (also with optional commentary), and a trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2003802
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Violence and some language.
(Retail Price): $27.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 106
(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): 04/23/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): John Moore
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When eager young Navy Pilot, Lt. Chris Burnett (Wilson) is sent on a photographic mission over Bosnia, he thinks he

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD is a nicely rendered picture, with sharp and detailed images and excellent contrast and shadow delineation. Colors are well balanced, at times with a stylized appearance. Hues can be rich and warm with a natural presence, or cold and harsh with bluish overtones. There is evidence of pixelization at times, giving the picture a digital appearance, but edge enhancement is rarely detected. (Suzanne Hodges)

The discrete multichannel soundtracks offered with this DVD are outstanding, offering a listening experience that is often powerful, dynamic, and spatially energetic. The sonic character can be a little edgy at times when sound pressure levels are high, and overall volume level is substantial during peak SPLs. The recording is exemplary, and the music also sports fine fidelity, abundantly penetrating the listening space, particularly across the screen channels. In addition to the intense sequences, such as the shoot down of the F-18 and the final escape in Chapter 26, background effects subtly fill the soundstage in a manner that should be both effective and perceptibly expansive, such as the many settings in the outdoors of Bosnia. There are also many poignant, creative pans and sweeps in the split surround channels with effects and music, such as in the many flash sequences. Deep bass extension is powerful and occasionally intense, though somewhat surprisingly not quite to the prodigious extent that might be expected for a soundtrack of its caliber. The dialogue sounds natural, with the slight forward-sounding character being the only limiting factor. The differences between the Dolby

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