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Bad Boys II
Genre: Action Comedy

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

Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Jordi Molla, Gabrielle Union, Peter Stormare, Theresa Randle & Joe Pantoliano

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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Special Features
Disc One of this two-disc set includes the movie with Dolby

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 00619
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Strong violence and action, pervasive language, sexuality and drug content
(Retail Price): $28.95
(DVD Type): DVD-9 x 2
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 147
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2003
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/09/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Michael Bay
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Special Notes:
Also available in a 1.33:1 (4:3) full screen edition.

Story Synopsis:
The danger quotient is heightened and so are the laughs in this new installment as Miami narcotics detectives Marcus Burnett (Lawrence) and Mike Lowrey (Smith) become part of a high-tech task force assigned to stem the flood of designer ecstasy into Miami. They unwittingly uncover a deadly conspiracy involving a ruthless drug lord (Molla), who is determined to expand his empire and take control of the city

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD exhibits a slick style, with colors that pop from the screen. Fleshtones are exceptionally natural and hues are fully saturated with deep blacks. Color stylizations can leave a scene awash in blues or highly contrasted with a greenish tinge, and the overall look is mostly impressive. Images are sharp and detailed, with excellent textures and nicely rendered clarity. Facial features are clearly discernable, and there is little in the way of smearing to detract from the clean, crisp visual experience. However, there are some scenes in which details look a bit pasty and unnaturally

The Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack is excellent, exhibiting true state-of-the-art fidelity and spatial engagement. The recording quality is pristine, and the sonic character is perceptibly neutral and quite pleasurable to the ears when the audio is played at or near reference level. The dialogue production is excellent and the dialogue sounds natural in both tonality and spatial consistency with the visuals. And then of course, there

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