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First Nudie Musical, The
Genre: Musical

Reviewed In Issue 66 (Nov 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Stephen Nathan, Cindy Williams, Bruce Kimmel, Leslie Ackerman, Alan Abelew, Diana Canova & Alexandra Morgan

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2
DD Sound Rating: 1.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Disc One of this two-disc 26th Anniversary Edition includes the 55-minute interview-loaded From Dollars To Donuts: An Undressing Of The First Nudie Musical documentary, two deleted scenes, a photo gallery, and two audio commentary tracks: one with writer/co-director Bruce Kimmel, and stars Cindy Williams and Stephen Nathan; and a second with Kimmel and documentary director Nick Redman. There is a hidden radio spot and deleted song. Surprise! There is also a bonus CD of your favorite Nudie Musical songs.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Image Entertainment
(Catalog Number): ID1416BQDVD
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $24.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 95
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1975
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/25/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Mark Haggard & Bruce Kimmel
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
A desperate owner of a foundering porno production company decides that the only way to save his career is to put on The First Nudie Musical. A cult following has kept this bawdy comedy alive so we all can enjoy the dancing dildos and musical numbers like

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits a picture sourced from less-than-optimal elements (as the second commentary mentions, it is sourced from a variety of prints...but co-director Kimmel is thrilled with the way it looks). Film grain, dirt, and scratches abound, and the image is slightly jumpy. Images are soft and slightly smeared, though details can be nicely rendered at times. The picture certainly looks dated, with low contrast and lots of brown hues. Blacks are slightly weak and undefined. Much of what is undesireable about the image is related to the source. Edge enhancement and pixelization are minimal. (Suzanne Hodges)

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