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Hair Show
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 97 (Jun 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Mo'nique, Kellita Smith, Taraji P. Henson, David Ramsey, Gina Torres, Joe Torry, James Avery, Reagan Gomez Preston & Vivica A. Fox

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 1.5
DTS Sound Rating: 1.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include five deleted scenes, the trailer, other New Line trailers, and DVD-ROM online features available on a PC running Microsoft Windows 98SE or higher or Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): N8025
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Sexual Content Including Dialogue.
(Retail Price): $19.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 109
(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): 5/10/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Leslie Small
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When Peaches (Mo'Nique) has to come up with $50,000 quick to pay the tax man, she heads straight from her Baltimore hair salon to her estranged sister Angela's (Smith) Beverly Hills shop. It's not exactly love at first sight and when Angela learns of Peaches' money troubles, she's less than excited. Peaches wants to enter a "Hair Show" to win the Grand Prize to pay off her debts, but Angela has no interest in such things. But when she finds out that her enemy Marcella (Torres) is in the competition, all bets are off as Angela is determined to prove who's the classiest stylist in town. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture exhibits a well balanced color palette that is rich and natural, featuring accurate fleshtones, vibrant hues, and deep blacks. Images are sharp and detailed with nicely rendered contrast and shadow delineation. At times, a slightly gritty texture is noticed in the picture. Images occasionally appear a bit edgy, but blatant halos are non-existent. There are a few occasional artifacts and minor pixelization, but the picture is perfectly acceptable for the genre. (Suzanne Hodges)

With a consistant, high pitched hum, tappered dialogue (sounding as if the dialogue was recorded off an AM radio), and an unimaginitive mix, the Dolby