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Brown Sugar
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 71 (Apr 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan, Mos Def, Nicole Ari Parker, Boris Kodjoe & Queen Latifah

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features include audio commentary by director Rick Famuyiwa and editor Dirk Westervelt and four deleted scenes with optional commentary. Additional features found on the full screen side of the disc includes two music videos.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2006554
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Sexual content and language
(Retail Price): $19.98
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer (DVD10)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 109
(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): 02/11/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Rick Famuyima
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
"Brown Sugar" tells the story of friends Dre (Diggs), a hip hop record label executive, and magazine editor Sidney (Lathan), who have known each other since they were kids. They can attribute their friendship and the launch of their careers to the moment in their childhood when they discovered hip-hop on a New York street corner. Now 15 years later, they are brought back together. As they lay down the tracks toward their futures, hip-hop isn

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture is sharp and detailed, with nicely rendered contrast and shadow delineation. Hues are rich and well balanced, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. The picture has a smooth, easy appearance that has few distractions in the way of pixelization, though some bothersome edge enhancement is noticed at times. (Suzanne Hodges) Includes a modified 1.33:1 (4:3) full screen version (not reviewed) on the disc's flip side.

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