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Kart Racer
Genre: Comedy Drama

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

Randy Quaid, Will Rothhaar, Jennifer Wigmore & David Gallagher

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include the following featurettes: the seven-minute "Jeff Gordon's Ultimate Guide To Kart Racing," the seven-minute "The Making Of Kart Racer," and "Revisiting Racer: With Will Rothhaar" a five-minute behind-the-scenes interview with the young star. There is also the theatrical trailer, other MGM releases, and upfront ads. Additionally, when you push "Play," you are given the option of watching the movie with introduction by Jeff Gordon or without.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): MGM Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 1008127
(MPAA Rating): PG
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(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): 93
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2002
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 05/10/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Stuart Gillard
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
It seems that all Watts Davies (Rothhaar) can do these days is get in trouble. Ever since his mother died, Watts and his dad (Quaid) seem to have nothing in common and are growing further and further apart. So, no one is more surprised than Watts when his dad encourages him to fulfill his dream and compete in the IKF as a Go "Kart Racer." (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
While the introduction by Jeff Gordon is not anamorphically enhanced, the feature is, and the picture exhibits pleasing quality throughout. Colors are nicely balanced with accurate fleshtones, vibrant (bordering oversaturated) hues, and deep blacks. The 1.85:1 picture is mostly sharp and detailed, with naturally rendered contrast and shadow delineation. There are some scenes which have a smeared appearance. Objects have an

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