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WSR Detailed DVD Review
K-9 P.I.
Genre: Action Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 64 (Sept 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

James Belushi, Gary Basaraba, Kim Huffman & King

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: 3.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes up-front forced ads, cast biographies, and a 10-minute featurette.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Video
(Catalog Number): 21493
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Violence and sexual humor
(Retail Price): $26.98
(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): 2002
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 07/30/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Richard J. Lewis
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Based on the characters created by Steven Siegel and Scott Myers, canine crimefighter Jerry Lee and Thomas Dooley are back for more in

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a picture that is generally satisfying. Images are generally sharp, though there are some scenes which exhibit a soft focus and fine definition can be lacking at times. Colors are rich and touch oversaturation at times, with hues that occasionally appear plugged-up. Blacks are deep and often undefined. Contrast seems a bit low, but shadow delineation is satisfying in the many nighttime chase scenes which take you through warehouses and dark alleys. Pixelization and edge enhancement can be bothersome. (Suzanne Hodges)

The 5.1 soundtracks feature generally modest to moderate dimensionality. Poignant split surround activity can be noticed with many of the gunshots and bullet fly-bys. The dialogue has been remarkably well-recorded, and voices have remarkably natural tonality. The sense of spaciousness in general is apparent across the screen but noticeably subtle in the surrounds. The low-end is moderate without the .1 LFE being a particular factor. The DTS