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Son Of The Mask
Genre: Comedy

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

Jamie Kennedy, Alan Cumming, Traylor Howard, Steven Wright, Kal Penn & Bob Hoskins

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include audio commentary with director Larry Guterman, actor Jamie Kennedy, and writer Lance Khazei; 19 deleted scenes with optional commentary; a 16-minute featurette On The Set Of Son Of The Mask; a 15-minute highlight on the visual effects in the movie; a 15-minute introduction to Hollywood

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): N8105
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

Action, Crude And Suggestive Humor, And Language
(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): 94
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 05/17/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Lawrence Guterman
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The green tornado is back when a magical mask falls into the paws of Otis, a Jack Russell Terrier, who loyally brings it to the Avery family. Tim Avery (Kennedy), is an unsuccessful cartoonist whose wife, Tonya (Howard), desperately wants a baby. After donning the mysterious mask one night for an office Halloween Party, Tim is suddenly promoted and his wife becomes pregnant. Clearly, by the bizarre actions of baby Alvey (Ryan Falconer), Tim has created the Son Of The Mask...and the Norse god of mischief, Loki (Cumming), comes searching for the mask. With all the shape-shifting fun Alvey and Otis are having with the mask, it shouldn

DVD Picture:
The expectedly bright and colorful picture on this anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD is quite impressive...invoking a cheerful feeling for the lighthearted comedy. Colors are vibrant and rich, with accurate fleshtones, bold hues, and deep blacks. Once the fantasy element comes into play, colors are even more intense and fantastically unreal! Images are sharp and nicely detailed, with excellent contrast and shadow delineation. The picture can look a bit smeared at times and some pixelization is evident, though edge enhancement is not a problem. (Suzanne Hodges)

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