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DVD - Single-disc
Warner Home Video 113738 - Region 1
List Price: $27.98 (Check Price at Amazon.com)
Available on DVD 2/13/2007
In 1959, Truman Capote was the hit of the Manhattan social scene. He was a successful writer with rich friends and seemingly no end of dinner parties and other social events. Then, one morning he sees an article in the newspaper about a farm family in Kansas who were killed.
Deciding to write a magazine article or non-fiction novel about the case, he travels to the Kansas town with good friend Nell Harper Lee. In order to research the story and the killers that committed the crime, he gets more involved than he expected, and the outcome of the case has a tremendous impact on the rest of his life.
The video quality was quite good throughout the movie. Much of the movie takes place in the Kansas plains, so things are dusty and windblown, but the contrast of New York's social locations provide quite a contrast.
My Pioneer DVD player reported an average of a 6-7 Mbps bit rate during several samples in the movie.
This is mainly a talking movie, so there isn't much opportunity for the Dolby Digital 5.1 sound to do anything noticeable. However, it served the movie well and no artifacts or problems were noticed.
I like to see the theatrical trailer included with every movie, which is a feature that's becoming less common. I think it provides a nice context in which to understand how the studio was marketing the movie to audiences at the time of theatrical release. I did not have time to listen to the commentary track.
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