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Punch-Drunk Love
Genre: Comedy Drama

Reviewed In Issue 76 (Sept 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Luis Guzman & Mary Lynn Rajskub

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: 4
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
There are no supplements on Disc One of this two-disc Superbit

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 01333
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Strong language including a scene of sexual dialogue
(Retail Price): $26.95
(DVD Type): Two Discs: Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9) x 2
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 95
(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): 06/24/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Paul Thomas Anderson
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
"Punch-Drunk Love" is a dark, but unique romantic comedy from the creative mind of writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson ("Hard Eight," "Boogie Nights," "Magnolia"). Barry Egan (Sandler in a reserved role) is a socially inept worker with a great deal of repressed anger resulting in occasional violent outrages. Sure to set Barry off is an extortion scam after he makes a call to a phone sex line. But after meeting Lena Leonard (Watson), a co-worker of one of Barry

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced Superbit 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a stylized picture that can be very soft, with settings that can be quite dim with slightly low contrast, or others that are overly bright, with blown-out whites. Colors are bold, especially Sandler

The 5.1-channel soundtracks with Surround EX

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