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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 84 (May 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Jessica Alba, Mekhi Phifer, Lil' Romeo, Joy Bryant, David Moscow, Lonette McKee, Zachary Isaiah Williams & Missy Elliott

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
You have to fast forward to get past those up-front ads. Includes audio commentary by director Bille Woodruff and actress Jessica Alba, 33 minutes worth of deleted scenes (and four minutes of outtakes), a nine-minute Dance Like Honey featurette, an 11-minute making-of featurette, three music videos (Blaque

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Video
(Catalog Number): 23292
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Drug content and some sexual references
(Retail Price): $26.98
(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): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2003
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/23/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Bille Woodruff
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  WSR Narrative Review
Special Notes:
Also available in a modified 1.33:1 full screen edition.

Story Synopsis:
Honey Daniels (Alba) is a hip-hop dancer who dreams of someday making it to the big time. When video director Michael Ellis (Moscow) asks her to audition for his video, she figures she

DVD Picture:
The 1.85:1 DVD picture is anamorphically enhanced and exhibits a colorful picture, with lots of vibrant hues that light up the dance clubs, well balanced fleshtones, and deep blacks. The picture is sharp and detailed, with excellent contrast and shadow delineation. Picky viewers might notice the occasional and minor edge enhancement, and pixelization is minimal as well. (Suzanne Hodges)

Music in this 5.1-channel Dolby