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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Bad Company
Genre: Action Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 68 (Jan 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Anthony Hopkins, Chris Rock, Gabriel Macht, Peter Stormare & John Slattery

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: 5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes a 12-minute behind-the-scenes featurette with cast interviews and annoying up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Touchstone Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 24355
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Intense sequences of violent action, some sensuality and language
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 117
(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): 11/12/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

 Credits Information

(Director): Joel Schumacher
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Gaylord Oakes (Hopkins) and Kevin Pope (Rock) are CIA agents on a mission involving Russian nuclear weapons. When Kevin is shot and killed, the CIA enlists the help of Jake Hayes (also played by Rock), Kevin

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a sharp picture, with excellent definition and detail. While colors can be naturally saturated with accurate fleshtones and stark blacks, the picture can also have an edgy, desaturated appearance. Edge enhancement (noticed in highly contrasted scenes) is likely to bother picky viewers, but pixelization is minimal. Some film grain is noticed in the source element, but its presence retains a gritty texture that may have been wanted for the visual experience. (Suzanne Hodges)

The Dolby Digital 5.1 audio presentation offers state-of-the-art fidelity, with the dialogue being a standout element. Voices sound very natural and nicely placed with the on-screen environments. The Trevor Rabin music score is an excellent recording, with a palpably expansive presence across the screen and an abundance of surround envelopment. Characteristically, similar to some of Bruckheimer

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