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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Comedy

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

Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine, Jason Schwartzman, Kristin Chenoweth, Heather Burns, Jim Turner, Stephen Colbert, David Alan Grier, Michael Badalucco, Carole Shelley & Steve Carell

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include commentary with director Nora Ephron, a real-time trivia track, six deleted scenes, and a 24-minute featurette "Casting A Spell: Making Bewitched." "Bewitched: Star Shots" includes the following two and three minute featurettes: "Nicole Kidman As Isabel Bigelow," "Will Ferrell As Jack Wyatt," "Shirley MacLaine As Iris," "Michael Caine As Nigel," "Kristin Chenoweth As Maria," "Jason Schwartzman As Richie," "David Alan Grier As Jim," and "Stephen Colbert As Stu." There is also a Bewitched trivia game, previews, and upfront ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 10210
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

for some language, including sex and drug references, and partial nudity.
(Retail Price): $28.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 102
(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): 10/25/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Nora Ephron
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Everyone's favorite TV witch comes to the big screen in Nora Ephron's remake of "Bewitched." Jack Wyatt (Ferrell) is ready for a big comeback and decides to do a television show playing the role of Darrin Stephens. His one condition is that he wants an unknown to play the part of his wife Samantha. When he meets Isabel Bigelow (Kidman), he's sure that he's found the perfect woman, but what Jack doesn't know is that Isabel really is a witch, and she's about to cast a spell on him. Based on the television series created by Sol Saks. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a bewitching color palette that is rich and vibrant, with well-balanced fleshtones and deep blacks. Images are sharp and detailed, with nicely rendered textures, and well balanced contrast and shadow delineation. Only occasionally do images appear slightly smeared, and there is minor pixelization. Overall, this is a fantastic looking picture that is perfectly complementary to the lighthearted storytelling. (Suzanne Hodges)

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