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Austin Powers In Goldmember
Genre: Comedy

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

Mike Myers, Beyonc

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: 5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
The Infinifilm Beyond The Movie special features include the four-minute "MI-6: International Man Of Mystery" behind-the-scenes featurette, the two-minute English, English segment on cockney rhyming slang, the four-minute "Disco Fever" featurette, and a brief Fashion vs. Fiction exploration. The All Access Pass offers audio commentary with Jay Roach and Mike Myers, 14 deleted scenes and an outtake montage, The World Of Austin Powers submenu [which includes the six-minute Jay Roach & Mike Myers: Creative Convergence featurette; Confluence Of Characters (featurettes dedicated to Goldmember, Foxxy Cleopatra, Nigel Powers, and young Masters Powers and Evil), two two-minute segments on the opening stunts and Austin Powers cars, and anatomy of three scenes], Visual FX layering techniques, four music videos (Beyonc

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): N6078
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Sexual innuendo, crude humor and language
(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): 94
(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): 12/03/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Jay Roach
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Special Notes:
Also available in a separate full screen edition. Also available in an "Austin Powers" movie series 3-pack DVD set.

Story Synopsis:
Mike Myers takes his franchise to the next level with "Austin Powers In Goldmember" starring in multiple roles including yet another new nemesis...the skin-eating Dutch villain with 24 Karats of glowing evil in his shorts: Goldmember! When Austin

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a sharp and detailed picture. As with other titles in the "Austin Powers" series, colors are quite smashing, with rich saturation, accurate fleshtones, and deep blacks. There is some occasional film grain noticed in connection with the use of opticals inherent in the source element. With the exception of occasional and minor edge enhancement, and infrequent pixelization, this is a great DVD picture. (Suzanne Hodges)

The multichannel discrete soundtrack presentations offer consistently liberal, aggressive spatial engagement with plenty to offer in terms of the stereo surrounds and back surround. Overall volume level seems a little high. The music provides for almost complete envelopment of the listening space, including the substantial use of the back surround channel, which can equal the activity of the left and right surrounds. Fidelity is top-notch, and tonality in general is nicely balanced. Voices are abundantly clear and distinct, and quite well placed with the visuals. The music score is a wonderful recording, with a deep, satisfying low-end presence. Deep bass in general is certainly aggressive in nature, with an occasionally tendency to be intense, with full extension below 25 Hz, including the surrounds, as well as substantial .1 LFE activity. The DTS-ES version seems to be distinguished from the Dolby Digital version, in terms of low-end articulation and spatial resolution, through actually somewhat less than expected for the latter. This soundtrack is clearly a standout from the first two Austin Powers installments for its significant engagement of dimension, dynamic range, and deep bass. (Perry Sun)

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