DVD Review: Stranger than Fiction
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In this transfer there's lots of detail all the way through, and the excellent contrast conveys both the well-differentiated glaring whites of the IRS office and the wide range of beige tones that make up Ferrell's apartment and wardrobe. Stranger than Fiction is a dialogue-driven film, so most of the sound remains up front, but the 5.1-channel mix comes through whenever there's a chance to do anything more interesting. The opening shot, with a cacophony of watches swirling through all the channels, is a great example.
Extras include an hour's worth of production featurettes that are a bit more in-depth than the standard making-of fare, and a pair of fictitious author interviews that didn't make the final cut but provide a few laughs. [PG-13] English, Dolby Digital 5.1; French, Dolby Surround; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1); dual layer.