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WSR Detailed DVD Review
What's Up, Doc?
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 75 (Aug 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Barbra Streisand, Ryan O

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 2
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include scene-specific commentary by Barbra Streisand, a feature-length commentary track by director Peter Bogdanovich, cast and crew filmographies, a nine-minute vintage look at screwball comedies, a trailer, and awards list.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 1041
(MPAA Rating): G
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $19.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 94
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1972
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 07/01/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Peter Bogdanovich
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  WSR Narrative Review
Special Notes:
Also available in the "Barbra Streisand Collection."

Story Synopsis:
Once upon a time, there was a plaid overnight case...actually, there were several plaid overnight cases, which conveniently (or inconveniently) get all mixed up in Peter Bogdanovich

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits a picture that is nicely saturated, with well balanced colors, despite slightly dated fidelity. Fleshtones appear quite natural, though at times a bit orange, and blacks are deep and solid. Images are generally sharp, though a soft focus is often utilized. Sometimes the picture looks a bit hazy, and the source element is revealing of a few artifacts. There is some pixelization noticed at times, but edge enhancement is rarely detected. (Suzanne Hodges)

The Dolby Digital 1.0 audio, with the exception of the dated fidelity and associated artifacts, is quite undistinguished in nature. The dialogue sounds abundantly clear and intelligible. Subtle background hiss is present. (Perry Sun)