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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Comedy

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

Freddie Prinze, Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini & Rowan Atkinson

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
In the Spooky Features, you will find two commentary tracks: one with the Mystery, Inc. castmembers and a second with director Raja Gosnell and producers Richard Suckle and Chuck Roven. There are also additional scenes with optional commentary, an arcade game with an prize, an Unmasking The Mystery behind-the-scenes featurette, Outkast

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 23430
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

Some rude humor and language, and some scary action
(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): 86
(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): 10/11/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Raja Gosnell
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  WSR Narrative Review
Special Notes:
Also available in a separate full screen edition.

Story Synopsis:
ZOINKS! Two years after a clash of egos forced Mystery, Inc. to close its doors, crime-solving Great Dane Scooby-Doo and his clever cohorts Fred (Prinze Jr.), Daphne (Gellar), Shaggy (Lillard), and Velma (Cardellini) are individually summoned to Spooky Island to investigate a series of paranormal incidents at the ultra-hip Spring Break hot spot. Concerned that his frightfully popular resort might truly be haunted, Spooky Island owner Emile Mondavarious (Atkinson) tries to reunite those notoriously meddling detectives to solve the mystery before his supernatural secret scares away the college crowds. Based, obviously, on the Hanna-Barbera cartoons...the movie often aims below the belt for laughs rather than solving mysteries. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD is bright and colorful, appearing much more saturated than the cartoon ever was. Images are sharp and detailed, with nicely rendered textures and backgrounds. The sets are clearly discernable, but work quite well for the silliness. Contrast and shadow delineation are perfectly balanced. Pixelization can give the picture a

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