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Meet The Fockers
Genre: Comedy

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

Robert DeNiro, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Blythe Danner, Teri Polo & Tim Blake Nelson

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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Special Features
Along with the option to view the theatrical cut or extended version, the DVD includes audio commentary by director Jay Roach and co-producer John Poll (in which, among other topics, director Jay Roach acknowleges writers who worked on the movie, but were not credited in the opening titles), 16 minutes worth of deleted scenes, an 11-minute blooper reel, a four-minute behind-the-scenes featurette with Jinx The Cat, a three-minute Manary Gland featurette, three featurettes that make up the Focker family portrait (with Dustin Hoffman as Bernie, Barbra Streisand as Rox, and Ben Stiller as Greg), a six-minute Adventures Of A Baby Wrangler featurette, an eight-minute Matt Lauer visit with the cast, a two-minute promo for the television show Scrubs (and what does this have to do with the Fockers?), cast and filmmaker bios, and DVD-ROM enhancements.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 25823
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Crude and sexual humor, language and a brief drug reference
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 115
(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): 04/19/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Jay Roach
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Jack Byrnes has finally allowed his future son-in-law, male nurse Greg Focker (Stiller) into his

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a bright and colorful picture that is perfectly suitable for the genre. Colors are richly saturated with, at times, a hint of oversaturation in occasionally ruddy fleshtones. Sharpness is mostly adequate, at times appearing soft or somewhat smeared. Still, details can be nicely rendered, and contrast and shadow delineation exhibit natural balance. There is some minor edge enhancement and apparent pixelization. (Suzanne Hodges)

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