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Sky High
Genre: Family

Reviewed In Issue 103 (Dec 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Kelly Preston, Lynda Carter, Michael Angarano, Danielle Panabaker, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Bruce Campbell, Dave Foley, Steven Strait, Kevin McDonald, Cloris Leachman & Kurt Russell

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features include an alternate opening, a four-minute blooper reel, the Bowling For Soup "I Melt With You" music video, and two featurettes: the 15-minute behind-the-scenes "Welcome To Sky High" and the seven-minute "Breaking Down Walls: The Stunts Of Sky High." Additionally, there are sneak peeks, which are also shown as upfront ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Walt Disney Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 40597
(MPAA Rating): PG
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(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): 99
(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): 11/29/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Mike Mitchell
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Steve (Russell) and Josie (Preston) Stronghold aren't your average all-American couple, they're a special pair of superheroes who are admired by all. Their son Will (Angarano) has more than his work cut out for him in living up to everyone's expectations by following in their footsteps. But after starting school at "Sky High," it becomes obvious that Will has no powers at all and is relegated as a "sidekick" instead of a "hero." After finally finding his powers, Will's dad is thrilled, but Will discovers that being a hero isn't always what it's cracked up to be. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD picture exhibits a slightly soft appearance, although details are adequate. Colors are nicely rendered, with accurate fleshtones, although saturation seems a tad weak at times. Some pixelization is noticed, but there is no bothersome edge enhancement. The movie

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