The Twilight Samurai

DVD Rating: *

Reviewed by: Amber Wilkinson

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The Twilight Samurai

The picture quality is not as good as you would expect from such a modern film, with all of the blacks being a muddy soup, making it difficult to discern detail in many of the "twilight" interior scenes. The shots outside fare better but there is still a lot of grain and muting, suggesting that the print from which this was transferred wasn't up to much. The audio, on the other hand, is fine, clear and pleasant, without overwhelming the action. No extras to speak of except the original trailer and teaser, which I cannot believe would entice anyone. WARNING: Don't watch first; they give away too much.

It's a shame that such a prestigious and enjoyable film didn't have more justice done to it in terms of print quality. But don't let that put you off investing

Copy picture Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2005
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The samurai as a single parent in 19th century Japan.
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Product Code: TVD3492

Region: 2

Ratio: 2.35 Anamorphic Wide Screen

Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround / DTS Digital Surround 5.1

Extras: Original theatrical trailer; original trailer teaser; Tartan trailer reel.

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