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directed by Mike Nichols

"Filled with graceful and serene activity the camera catches wonderful moments of underwater photography in "The Day of the Dolphin". If you can suspend your disbelief for the pretext of English speaking dolphins plot, this can be quite a rewarding viewing experience. A strange and serious subject matter of a film for director Mike Nichols and screen writer Buck Henry... both evolving out of the comedic genre. As a young boy I was absorbed by this film and still to some degree this day as well. I found my only major drawback as an adult were the expansion of the subplot to assassinate the President seemed to come out of left field. Regardless it is worth seeing at least once in your life. If you are in the right mood, you'll enjoy this film."

Gary W. Tooze


Theatrical Release: December 19th, 1973, New York City

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DVD Review: Home Vision -  Region 0 - NTSC

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Distribution Home Vision Entertainment - Region 0 - NTSC
Runtime 1:44:16  
Video 2.35:1.00 Letterboxed WideScreen / 16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 6.85 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), English (Dolby Digital 3.0 Stereo remix)
Subtitles None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Home Vision Entertainment

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 2.35:1

DVD Release Date: July 29, 2003
Bright Green Keep Case
Chapters: 19

Edition Details:

• Interviews with screenwriter Buck Henry (12:18) and co-stars Leslie Charleson (6:45) and Edward Herrmann (13:05)
• World's Most Amazing Dolphin Trivia Gallery
• Dolphin Bios (3 text screens with images)
• Essay by film critic Nathan Rabin from The Onion (2 pages in insert notes)
• Widescreen anamorphic format


Comments: This is a very strong DVD. Wonderful 2.35 anamorphic picture, excellent sound quality and some interesting Extras. The underwater sequences are especially brilliant in their detail and color. My only complaint is the price tag. I thought it was a little high for this caliber of film and DVD with no subs and no commentary, but its still nice to see Home Vision taking the trouble to produce quality stuff on the image, sound and Extras front. Good job ! out of  

 Gary W. Tooze


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