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Without A Paddle
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 94 (Mar 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Seth Green, Matthew Lillard, Dax Shepard, Ethan Suplee, Abraham Benrubi, Rachel Blanchard, Ray Baker & Burt Reynolds

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Extras include audio commentary by director Steven Brill, video commentary by Brill and the cast, an 18-minute MTV making-of featurette, 13 additional scenes with optional commentary, the theatrical trailer, MTV interstitials, and 11 minutes worth of up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 33958
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Drug Content, Sexual Material, Language, Crude Humor And Some Violence.
(Retail Price): $29.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 99
(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): 01/11/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Steven Brill
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When Dan (Green), Tom (Shepard), and Jerry (Lillard) are called to Oregon to attend the funeral of their best pal Billy, they decide to take one more trip down memory lane. That trip includes following an old treasure map, and the trio set off on a madcap adventure on a raging river. What ensues is a mishap with a bear (played by the one-and-only Bart The Bear), problems with the locals, and other crazy shenanigans in Without A Paddle.

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced DVD picture (framed at 2.30:1) exhibits satisfying image quality, with a color scheme that is well balanced and nicely saturated. Images are generally sharp and detailed, with nicely rendered contrast and shadow delineation. Sometimes the picture can exhibit an undefined or plugged-up appearance. While edge enhancement is not much of a problem, there is pixelization that causes the breakup of finer details. (Suzanne Hodges)

Typical of movies of this genre, the Dolby