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Young Einstein
Genre: Comedy

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

Yahoo Serious, Odile Le Clezio, John Howard & Basil Clarke

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
The only supplement on this DVD is the theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 33730
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $14.97
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 91
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1988
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 02/15/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Yahoo Serious
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
In a remote island off the southern coast of Australia, better known as Tasmania, there lived an eccentric "Young" scientist named Albert "Einstein" (Serious). Not at all happy with working on his parent's apple farm, Einstein's dream was to become a physicist, where he could put his talents to use. After making a shocking discovery while experimenting with beer, Albert's dreams finally become a reality, and the world was never quite the same again. (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
Available for the first time on DVD, the anamorphically enhanced picture is generally pleasing at best. The 1.78:1 image looks a bit dated, and sharpness varies from satisfying to undefined. The color palette is generally well balanced, at times with richly saturated hues. Fleshtones are nicely rendered, and blacks are deep, but often undefined. The picture lacks a smooth, natural appearance. Film grain is noticed, especially in the darker scenes, and there are also flecks of dirt and scratches inherent in the source element. Pre-teens will get a kick out of the dumb hijinks, but this DVD is really not a great choice to show off in your home theatre. (Suzanne Hodges)

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