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Garbage Pail Kids Movie, The
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 99 (Aug 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Anthony Newley, Mackenzie Astin, Katie Barberi, Valerie Vomit, Windy Wnston, Foul Phil, Nat Nerd, Ali Gator, Greaser Greg & Messy Tessie

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2.5
DD Sound Rating: 2.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 1
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Special Features
Includes an anti-piracy up-front ad.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): MGM Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 1008562
(MPAA Rating): PG
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(Retail Price): $14.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 96
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1987
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 07/12/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Rod Amateau
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Remember those great trading cards from the 80s? No, not baseball cards. The ones with Cabbage Patch-looking Kids with names like Adam Bomb, Messy Tessie, Max Axe, and Valerie Vomit? Well, those trading cards inspired the retro cult classic The Garbage Pail Kids

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.82:1 DVD picture exhibits slightly pink overtones in the color scheme that is otherwise nicely saturated. Fleshtones are a bit ruddy and blacks are deep and often undefined. The picture has a soft appearance, lacking finer details and definition (which is probably a good thing for the cheesy looking Kids). Contrast seems a bit low at times, and details are all but lost in the darker scenes. Pixelization and smearing is evident. (Suzanne Hodges)

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