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Team America : World Police
Genre: Action Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 96 (May 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

The Voice Talents Of Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Kristen Miller, Masasa, Daran Norris, Phil Hendrie, Maurice LaMarche, Chelsea Marguerite, Jeremy Shada & Fred Tatasciore

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: NR
DD Sound Rating: NR
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Special Features
Special features include the following featurettes: the five-minute "Team America An Introduction," a 13-minute look at the various sets used in the film entitled "Building The World," the eight-minute self-explanatory "Crafting The Puppets," "Pulling The Strings," which is an interesting 10-minute look into the job of the puppeteers, "Capturing The Action," seven minutes with photographer Bill Pope, ASC, five minutes of the various explosions throughout the film called "Miniature Pyrotechnics," and "Up Close With Kim Jong-II," a five-minute look at the villain in the film. "Dressing Room Test" is, well..., what exactly is it? Two minutes of amusement with puppet Gary in his dressing room. "Puppet Test" is a strange little four-minute set of scenes with one of the puppets in the movie. There are five deleted/extended scenes and outtakes, "Gary Outside Of The Tavern," "I'll Never Be A Racist Again," "Gary Fights The Guards," "You're Puppets!", and "You're Gay Now." There are also two theatrical trailers, previews, and upfront ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 34237
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Graphic, Crude & Sexual Humor, Violent Images & Strong Language; All Involving Puppets.
(Retail Price): $29.95
(DVD Type):
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 98
(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): 05/17/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Trey Parker
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
With the world on the brink of disaster and terrorists running loose with weapons of mass destruction, it's up to "Team America" and their "World Police" to save the day. Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park, may not amuse everyone who watches these puppets in action, but it's an entertaining and clever political satire, nonetheless. (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
The jaw-dropping sets, puppets, and miniatures are perfectly captured here on this anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD. Colors are outstanding, with rich saturation, natural puppet skin-tones, and the deepest blacks. The picture is sharp and detailed, with superb definition and clarity. Distractions are limited, with rarely a glimpse of edge enhancement or pixelization. (Suzanne Hodges)

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