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Bad Santa
Genre: Dark Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 87 (Aug 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Lauren Graham, Brett Kelly, Lauren Tom, John Ritter & Bernie Mac

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
There are deleted or alternate scenes; a nine-minute behind-the-scenes featurette; a four-minute outtake reel; and, unfortunately, up front ads. Also available in The Unrated Badder Santa DVD which adds a

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Dimension Home Video
(Catalog Number): 35297
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Pervasive language, strong sexual content, and some violence
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 91
(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): 06/22/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Terry Zwigoff
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  WSR Narrative Review
Special Notes:
Also available in a "Badder Santa" Unrated edition.

Story Synopsis:
Willie T. Stoke (Thornton) is a womanizing, potty-mouthed drunk working as a mall Santa Claus during the holiday season. But this Bad Santa also moonlights as a thief in his workplace with his elf friend Marcus (Cox). While the mall

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVDs exhibit the same image quality, with the Unrated edition offering extended and new scenes of Santa

The Dolby