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Undercover Brother
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 70 (Mar 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Eddie Griffin, Chris Kattan, Denise Richards, Dave Chappelle, Aunjanue Ellis, Chi McBride, Neil Patrick Harris, Jack Noseworthy & Billy Dee Williams

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: 5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Funkadelic special features include feature-length commentary by Eddie Griffin, an additional commentary track by director Malcolm Lee, an outrageous alternate ending with optional commentary, a fun five-minute blooper reel, 21 minutes worth of the original Urban Entertainment Internet animated shorts that inspired the film, 16 deleted scenes with optional commentary, Snoop Dogg

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Video
(Catalog Number): 22450
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Language, sexual humor, drug content, and campy violence
(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): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2002
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 01/14/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Malcolm D. Lee
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Based on the Internet series created by John Ridley, this Austin Powers-style comedy follows the exploits of a justice-seeking operative who goes undercover to stop a sinister conspirator from disseminating a mind-numbing drug to the populace. But when Undercover Brother (Griffin) trades in his Afro, shades, and platforms for khakis and horn-rims, he finds himself falling for White She Devil (Richards), while trying to expose the scheme of his evil nemesis Mr. Feather (Kattan) and the elusive villain, The Man. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits richly saturated colors that fully complement the fun storytelling with bold

With a lively music accompaniment, much of it repurposed classic disco and funk hits, the 5.1 soundtracks offer a very entertaining, enlightening listening experience. There