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Friday After Next
Genre: Comedy

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

Ice Cube, Mike Epps, John Witherspoon, Don "DC" Curry, Anna Maria Horsford & Clifton Powell

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: 5
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
This Infinifilm DVD offers the typical pop-up fact track and jump-to-a-feature prompts during the movie, Beyond The Movie

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): N6274
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Language, sexual content and drug use
(Retail Price): $27.95
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer/Dual Layer (DVD14)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 84
(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): 03/25/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Marcus Raboy
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  WSR Narrative Review
Special Notes:
Also available in a "Friday" 3-pack DVD (N6275; $66.92)

Story Synopsis:

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a bright picture with rich hues, accurate fleshtones, and deep blacks. The picture is generally sharp and detailed, though details occasionally appear a bit smeared. The picture has a bit of a gritty texture, with some grain inherent in the source element. Some smearing or loss of finer details, especially those in higher contrast scenes, appear to be negative affects of noise reduction. Edge enhancement and pixelization can also be a problem. (Suzanne Hodges) The disc also includes a modified 1.33:1 (4:3) version of the movie (not reviewed).

The 5.1-channel soundtracks present a prominent, rather powerful soundstage presentation, and also excellent dimensional engagement. Because of the substantial overall volume level, the audio can sound a little forward at times. Still, fidelity is exemplary, and the perceived tonal balance is usually neutral. The music is the predominant element of this remixed soundtrack (by MiCasa Multimedia, who also worked on Next Friday), with a wholesome, seamless, enveloping presence all around. Also associated with the music is a deep, penetrating low-end, with aggressive engagement of the LFE channel. The surrounds, which are often aggressive in activity, effectively serve to fully engulf the listener. The DTS