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Santa Clause 2, The
Genre: Family

Reviewed In Issue 79 (Dec 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Elizabeth Mitchell, David Krumholtz, Eric Lloyd, Spencer Breslin & Liliana Mumy

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Special features include audio commentary with director Michael Lembeck; a 10-minute Inside The North Pole with Curtis The #2 Elf, a making-of featurette; a four-minute tour of Elfsburg with Lembeck; a four-minute gag reel; True Confessions Of The Legendary Figures...three minutes of mock (oops, are there any kids reading this?) interviews with characters like Mother Nature and the Easter Bunny; seven deleted scenes with director introductions, an Operation Toybox: Save Santa Claus game; and DVD-ROM enhancements. There are also up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Walt Disney Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 31155
(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): 104
(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): 11/18/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

 Credits Information

(Director): Michael Lembeck
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Ho, Ho, Ho, and Merry Christmas! Tim Allen is back as good old St. Nick in "The Santa Clause 2," a sequel to the original movie The Santa Clause. With another Christmas right around the corner things are in full gear at the North Pole, but when Santa gets a look at the naughty and nice list he discovers that his son Charlie (Lloyd) is on the naughty list. Before leaving to visit his son, Santa discovers that there

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a rich, colorful picture with all the bold reds and greens of Christmas, as well as natural fleshtones, and deep blacks. The picture is sharp and nicely detailed, with excellent contrast and shadow delineation. While there is some minor smearing and a little bit of pixelization, edge enhancement is not much of a problem with this title. The colors and picture quality should be perfectly satisfying for the family. (Suzanne Hodges)

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