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Inspector Gadget 2
Genre: Family

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

French Stewart, Elaine Hendrix, Caitlin Wachs, Tony Martin, Sigrid Thornton, Mark Mitchell & D. L. Hughley

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Go, Go, Bonus Materials! Includes one audio commentary track with director Alex Zamm; a second commentary with stars French Stewart, Elaine Hendrix, and the director; an interactive Illustrated Gadget feature, which explains all of the gadgets used by the inspector (wowsers!); an interactive Gadget Training Simulator; and 13 behind-the-scenes gadget featurettes (between two and four minutes apiece); 12 deleted scenes with optional commentary by director Alez Zamm; a three-minute outtake reel; an option to view the movie with the music soundtrack only; Rose Falcon

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Walt Disney Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 28554
(MPAA Rating): G
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(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): 89
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2002
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 03/11/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

 Credits Information

(Director): Alex Zamm
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When Claw (Martin) escapes from prison, Riverton's newest crime stopping robot G2 (Hendrix) is assigned to the case, much to Inspector Gadget's (Stewart) dismay. However, with a little help from his niece Penny (Wachs) it's "Go, Go Gadget," and he's soon hot on Claw's trail. Even as Gadget works to proof that he is the best crime stopper of them all, he finds himself attracted to his rival robot, and it isn't long before the two end up joining forces to rid the city of the evil Claw in "Inspector Gadget 2." (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced and windowboxed/pillarboxed 1.66:1 DVD exhibits a bright colorful picture with hues that are fully saturated and well balanced. Fleshtones are naturally rendered, and the color scheme is filled with lots of vivid greens, reds, blues, and deep, solid blacks. Contrast and shadow delineation are quite satisfying, with excellent visual information in the darker scenes. Edge enhancement is only a slight issue with this title, but is not to be confused white lines noticed in composited visual effects. Unfortunately, pixelization can create a bit of a digital appearance at times. (Suzanne Hodges)

The Dolby Digital 5.1-channel soundtrack has been well-produced, offering a lively animated listening experience with lots of acute spatiality. The fidelity is wonderful, with impressively natural-sounding tonality throughout, especially with the dialogue. The dimensionality of this soundtrack is distinguished with both ambient and directional effects, and sometimes featuring aggressive engagement of the surrounds. There

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