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Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle (Harold And Kumar Go To White Castle)
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 93 (Feb 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Kal Penn, John Cho, Paula Garc

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include "John Cho And Kal Penn: The Backseat Interview," 13 minutes of John and Kal being interviewed by Bobby Lee as they drive in a SUV down a rain-drenched Sunset Blvd.; audio commentary with director Danny Leiner, John Cho, and Kal Penn; feature commentary with writers Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg; and "Extreme" Commentary with Extreme Sports Punk #1 Danny Bochart; a featurette "The Art Of The Fart," which is a humorous, if not gross, 10-minute look into fart sounds and how they were found for the film; DVD-ROM/Online features that can be accessed on a PC with appropriate software but are not available on a Mac; "Cast and Crew: Drive-Thru Bites," where you are given the choice of Mac Daddy Meal ($5.99), Two For One Tacos ($3.99), Finger Food ($2.99), Kosher Meal ($4.99), Brain Food ($3.99), Hot & Spicy ($3.99), Senior Platter ($5.99) and Neil's Nuggets ($3.99). Each meal deal features a different cast or crew member spot. "A Trip To The Land Of Burgers" is an 11-minute making-of the scene; eight deleted/alternate scenes; outtakes; two different (though, very similar) versions of the trailer; the "All Too Much" music video; and other releases from New Line. There are also additional scenes running with the credits.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): N7625
(MPAA Rating): Unrated
(Rating Reason):

Strong Language, Sexual Content, Drug Use And Some Crude Humor.
(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): 88
(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): 1/4/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Danny Leiner
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
While sitting home getting stoned one night, "Harold (Cho) & Kumar (Penn) get a serious case of the munchies and decide to hit the road and "Go To White Castle" for some burgers. Sure that they know the way, they hop in the car and off they go. What follows is a comedy of errors and one wild trip as the boys search for the right joint to satisfy their cravings. (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD offers a colorful picture, with nicely saturated hues, accurate fleshtones, and deep blacks. Images are sharp and detailed, with well-balanced contrast and shadow delineation. The picture has a bit of a gritty texture at times. A few flecks of dirt are occasionally noticed in the source element. There is some pixelization detected, but edge enhancement is quite minimal. (Suzanne Hodges)

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