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Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
Genre: Family

Reviewed In Issue 90 (Nov 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Freddie Prinze, Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini, Seth Green, Peter Boyle, Tim Blake Nelson & Alicia Silverstone

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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Special Features
Special features include deleted scenes with or without commentary, a 10-minute Triple Threat on-set featurette, a six-minute highlight on the ghouls, a five-minute Dancing Dog featurette, a Monsters Unleashed challenge game, a Mystery Of The Missing Pants activity within the menu, a Big Brovas music video for

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 28399
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

Some Scary Action, Humor and Language
(Retail Price): $27.95
(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): 2004
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/14/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Raja Gosnell
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
In Scooby-Doo 2, Mystery Inc. members Fred (Prinze Jr.), Daphne (Gellar), Velma (Cardellini), Shaggy (Lillard), and good old Scooby are back in Coolsville. At the grand opening of the Coolsonian Criminology Museum the heroes of the night are the guests of honor after donating the costumes of criminals they have unmasked. But when the Monsters are Unleashed and come back to life there's trouble ahead, and it's up to the gang to put an end to the mayhem that has taken over the city. (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture is extremely colorful with a lighthearted resemblance to the look of the cartoon on which the film is based. While the picture is sharp and detailed, images can, at times, have a blurry appearance. Pixelization can seem bothersome at times, with a digital breakup of finer details, but the adolescent target audience should not be distracted. Edge enhancement, however, is virtually undetectable. (Suzanne Hodges)

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