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Shaolin Soccer
Genre: Foreign - Action Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 89 (Oct 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Stephen Chow, Vicki Zhao, Man Tat Ngm, Patrick Yin Tse & Hui Li

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
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): 29158
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Action violence and thematic elements
(Retail Price): $19.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): Various
(Color Type): Color With B/W Sequences
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2001, 2003
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/24/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Stephen Chow
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After slaving for Mr. Hung (Yin Tse), the coach of Team Evil, for 20 years, Golden Leg (Tat Ngm) decides to put together his own soccer team to beat the wicked man at his own game. He meets Sing (Chow), a kung fu expert and Shaolin monk whose leg of steel would do wonders for his Soccer team. Sing and his fellow Shaolin's have a lot to learn, but they do it willingly and are prepared to go up against the dirty Team Evil in the championship game. Let the battle begin, and may the best team win! Includes viewing options of the original 112-minute Chinese release and the 88-minute U.S. version. (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a sharp and detailed picture that is sometimes very nicely textured. Colors are richly saturated, at times appearing oversaturted, with mostly natural fleshtones and deep blacks. Sometimes the picture has a

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