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Men In Black II
Genre: Action Comedy

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

Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Lara Flynn Boyle, Johnny Knoxville, Rosario Dawson, Tony Shalhoub & Rip Torn

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 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 set adds Barry Sonnenfeld

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 07821
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Sci-Fi action violence and some provocative humor
(Retail Price): $28.96
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 88
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2002
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 11/26/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Barry Sonnenfeld
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Special Notes:
Also available in a full screen version. Also available in a DVD two-Pack with the original "Men In Black."

Story Synopsis:
Five years ago, J (Smith) and K (Jones) were agents working for the government in search of aliens. In

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a bright picture that is sharp and nicely detailed, with excellent contrast. Shadow delineation is also superb, with excellent visual information in the darkest scenes. Colors are rich and well balanced, with accurate fleshtones and, aptly, deep blacks. While pixelization is minor, edge enhancement can be quite annoying, especially in the many high contrast black coats against white background scenes. (Suzanne Hodges)

The Dolby Digital 5.1-channel audio presentation features excellent fidelity and, in general, offers honest-to-goodness surround sound. There's a rather pleasing sense of atmosphere throughout, both with the music and effects. The soundstage has the tendency to be somewhat biased toward the screen channels. Still, the superb recording quality makes this soundtrack a standout and wonderful for playback on high-end home theatre systems. The music score, as well, features great fidelity, and has a welcome, palpably panoramic presence across the screen. Surround envelopment is sometimes aggressive in nature, with poignant split surround engagement. It is characteristically modest in nature, though, yet is certainly effective, particularly in the rendering of atmosphere. The

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