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Dukes Of Hazzard, The
Reviewed In Issue 104 (Jan 2006) Of Widescreen Review®
Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scott, Jessica Simpson, Burt Reynolds, M.C. Gainey, David Koechner, Kevin Heffernan, James Roday, Michael Roof, Joe Don Baker, Michael Weston, Lynda Carter & Willie Nelson
Special features include a five-minute wardrobe featurette on "Daisy Dukes: The Short Short Shorts" and a five-minute featurette on the beloved car in the show, "The General Lee Lives." "How To Launch A Muscle Car 175 Feet In 4 Seconds" is a five-minute behind-the-scenes look at flying car stunts, and there's also another behind-the-scenes featurette, the 15-minute "The Hazards Of Dukes." Also included is Jessica Simpson's "These Boots Are Made For Walking" music video, 25 minutes of additional scenes, four minutes of unrated additional scenes, a five-minute blooper reel, the theatrical trailer, and up-front ads.
"The Dukes," cousins Luke (Knoxville) and Bo (Scott), put the pedal to the metal in their '69 Dodge Charger, The General Lee, while wreaking havoc in "Hazzard" county. With Daisy Duke (Simpson) struttin' her stuff in her short shorts and moonshiner Uncle Jesse (Nelson) along for the ride, they try to stay one step ahead of the corrupt commissioner (Reynolds) and Sherrif Coltrane (Gainey). Based on characters created by Gy Waldron. (Tricia Spears)
The anamorphically enhanced 2.38:1 DVD picture is quite clean and bright, and is perfectly complementary to the fun storytelling. Colors are richly saturated, with accurate fleshtones, vivid hues, and deep blacks. Images are sharp and detailed, with satisfying textures; although there are a few scenes that appear slightly smeared at times. Very rarely are there any edge halos detected, and minor pixelization is noticed. Overall, this is a very nice-looking DVD. (Suzanne Hodges)
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