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Fat Actress: The Complete First Season
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 98 (Jul 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Kirstie Alley, Bryan Callen & Rachael Harris

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2.5
DD Sound Rating: 2
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Audio commentary is included on all four episodes included on Disc One. Disc Two adds three more episodes, a seven-minute making-of featurette, brief footage of premiere footage, nine-minutes worth of deleted scenes, Showtime Shorts

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Showtime Entertainment
(Catalog Number): SHO2100D
(MPAA Rating): TVMA
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(Retail Price): $34.95
(DVD Type): Two-Disc Set: DVD-9 & DVD-5
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 206
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 05/24/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Keith Truesdell
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Kirstie Alley pokes fun at her real life experiences in an unforgiving Hollywood. Starring as herself

DVD Picture:
This series is presented on two DVDs and is anamorphically enhanced at 1.78:1. Images are often soft and hazy, though details are generally adequate. Colors are bright and loud and can have a smeared appearance. Fleshtones occasionally seem a but ruddy. The picture exhibits compression problems typical of DVDs with bit rates as low as 2 Mbps. Overall, the picture is passable at best. (Suzanne Hodges)

Dialogue is overly bright, to the level of strident, in these Dolby