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Major League
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 67 (Dec 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen, Margaret Whitton, James Gammon, Rene Russo, Wesley Snipes, Charles Cyphers & Bob Uecker

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 32270
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $24.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 107
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1989
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/24/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): David S.Ward
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When ex-showgirl Mrs. Phelps (Whitton) is offered perks by Miami if she moves the Cleveland Indians - her inherited Major League baseball team - she must ensure that they finish dead-last. After assembling a sure-to-lose team, including blind-as-a-bat pitcher Ricky

DVD Picture:
Appearing in widescreen-format on home video for the first time, the anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits a picture that offers nicely rendered color fidelity, with accurate fleshtones, rich hues, and deep blacks. Images can exhibit satisfying sharpness, but there are many scenes that appear soft or smeared. Contrast seems a bit low and fails to capture the vivid look of a live baseball game in the stadium. Pixelization causes details

The Dolby Digital 5.1-channel remastered soundtrack, like other titles from Paramount, features spatially significant music that nicely fills the listening space. The dated fidelity can be noticed, especially with the dialogue, but should not be distracting. The surrounds become prominent with the music, and are effective with the rendering of ambient effects. Some deep bass can be noticed, though the .1 LFE is not a notable factor. (Perry Sun)