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Longest Yard, The
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 102 (Nov 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, James Cromwell, Nelly, William Fichtner, David Patrick Kelly, Tracy Morgan, Cloris Leachman & Burt Reynolds

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes a 21-minute First Down And Twenty-Five To Life featurette, an enlightening six-minute featurette on The Care And Feeding Of Pro Athletes, a five-minute Lights, Camera, Touchdown featurette; five brief visual effects breakdowns under the sub-menu Extra Points, nine-deleted or alternate scenes with optional commentary, Nelly's "Errtime" music video, a three-minute Here Comes The Boom montage of images from the movie, a four-minute Fumbles And Stumbles outtakes reel, and up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 34349
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Crude And Sexual Humor, Violence, Language & Drug Reference
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 113
(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): 09/20/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Peter Segal
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Based on the screenplay by Tracy Keenan Wynn from a story by Albert S. Ruddy and the movie starring Burt Reynolds, this new remake of The Longest Yard features Adam Sandler as Paul "Wrecking" Crewe (Sandler); a former football player who finds himself in some serious trouble after a drunken police chase lands him in the Allenville Penetentiary. There, he and a crew of cons go head-to-head against the guards of the prison for the entertainment of the warden (Cromwell). (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamoprhically enhanced DVD picture exhibits a color scheme that is quite impressive and richly saturated at the beginning of the presentation, ending with the police chase on a pitch black night with vibrant street lights and blaring CHP lightbars. As the story progresses to the penitentiary, the color scheme takes on a desaturated appearance. Unfortunately, the picture does have a soft characteristic, as finer details often suffer and some scenes appear a bit blurry. Minor edge halos and occasional pixel breakup can be detected. Overall the picture is satisfying; at times pleasing. (Suzanne Hodges)

Although dialogue sounds slightly muddled, the Dolby