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Flirting With Disaster

Miramax Collector's Series
Genre: Comedy

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

Ben Stiller, Patricia Arquette, T

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Miramax Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 34573
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Rated R for language, sexuality and a comic drug scene.
(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): 93
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1996
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/01/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): David O. Russell
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Flirting With Disaster is a sexy comedy starring Ben Stiller as Mel Coplin who is desperate to find his biological parents. He embarks on a cross-country trip with his wife Nancy (Arquette) and Tina (Leone), a seductive adoption counselor who is not very good at her job. When Nancy

DVD Picture:
This new anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits images that are much sharper and more defined than the previously released, non-anamorphic DVD (Issue 34). There are noticeable improvements in the color scheme, with hues appearing better delineated and more natural. While some scenes are still a bit soft or undefined, the picture exhibits satisfying textures. Edge enhancement and pixelization are occasionally noticed but nothing that is too obtrusive. (Suzanne Hodges)

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