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Dirty Dancing
Ultimate Edition
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 81 (Feb 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes, Charles Honi Coles & Jack Weston

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: 4
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Disc One of this new Ultimate Edition offers an optional eight-second Jennifer Grey introduction, two audio commentary tracks (one with writer/co-producer Eleanor Bergstein and the other with choreographer Kenny Ortega, actress/choreographer Miranda Garrison, cinematographer Jeff Jur, costume designer Hilary Rosenfeld, and production designer David Chapman) and a trivia track for all of you Dirty Dancing junkies. Disc Two adds interviews with Jennifer Grey, Kenny Ortega, Eleanor Bergstein, and Miranda Garrison; a three-minute Jennifer Grey screen test (and she got the job); a 13-minute tribute to director Emile Ardolino; an 87-minute production of "Dirty Dancing Live In Concert"; music videos for

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Artisan Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 14699
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $19.95
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 100
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1987
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/09/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Emile Ardolino
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Story Synopsis:
While vacationing in the Catskills in the summer of 1963, 17-year old Baby Houseman (Grey) falls for hotshot hotel dance instructor, Johnny Castle (Swayze), who is as experienced in life as she is naive. She gets him to teach her to dance his style. The experience is a coming-of-age time for Baby, and a rebellious time for Johnny, but the more they practice dancing, the closer the two become. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
In an age when double and triple-dipping is common, Artisan has joined the ranks with their third release of "Dirty Dancing." What they

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