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King's Ransom
Genre: Comedy

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

Anthony Anderson, Jay Mohr, Kellita Smith, Nicole Parker, Regina Hall, Loretta Devine & Donald Faison

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes 21 deleted scenes, a gag reel (listed as the 22nd deleted scene), audio commentary with director Jeff Byrd and actors Anthony Anderson and Jay Mohr, a 43-minute behind-the-scenes documentary, the theatrical trailer, bonus trailers, and DVD-ROM content.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): N8263
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Crude And Sexual 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): 97
(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): 07/26/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Jeff Byrd
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Malcolm King (Anderson) is a spoiled and successful businessman who learns his wife won

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture is often vibrant and colorful, with accurate fleshtones and generally deep blacks. However, true saturation, at times, can be lacking. While the picture can exhibit satisfying details, other scenes can appear soft. At times the picture can appear a bit hard, with edge enhancement halos around higher contrast objects. Pixelization is noticed at times, and the picture can occasionally have a

With center channel dialogue often held to levels much lower than the left and right channels, it can be difficult to hear during much of the Dolby