Basic Information on new release titles is posted as soon as titles are announced. Once reviewed, additional data is added to the database.
WSR Detailed DVD Review
Muppet Movie, The

Kermit's 50th Anniversary Edition
Genre: Family

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

The Muppet Performers: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz & Caroll Spinney. Co-Stars: Charles Durning, Austin Pendelton, Edgar Bergen, Milton Berle, Mel Brooks, James Coburn, Dom Deluise, Elliott Gould, Bob Hope, Madeline Kahn, Carol Kane, Cloris Leachman, Steve Martin, Richard Pryor, Telly Savalas, Orson Welles & Paul Williams

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
Download WSR Review
Reference Systems
Critics' Composite Score: 4
Internet Links

Special Features
Special features include the seven-minute Pepe Profiles Present

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Walt Disney Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 40547
(MPAA Rating): G
(Rating Reason):

For all ages
(Retail Price): $19.99
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer (DVD10)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 95
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1979
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 11/29/2005
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): James Frawley
(Screenplay/Written By): Subscribe Now!
(Story): Subscribe Now!
(Music): Subscribe Now!
(Director Of Photography): Subscribe Now!
(Production Designer): Subscribe Now!
(Visual Effects): Subscribe Now!
(Costume Designer): Subscribe Now!
(Editor): Subscribe Now!
(Supervising Sound Editors): Subscribe Now!
(Re-Recording Mixers): Subscribe Now!
(Executive Producers): Subscribe Now!
(Co-Producers): Subscribe Now!
(Producers): Subscribe Now!
(Academy Awards): Subscribe Now!

  DVD Picture Information

(Principal Photography): Subscribe Now!
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): Subscribe Now!
(Measured DVD Anamorphic Aspect Ratio): Subscribe Now!
(Measured DVD Letterbox Aspect Ratio): Subscribe Now!

  DVD Sound Information

(DVD Soundtrack): Subscribe Now!
(Theatrical Sound): Subscribe Now!
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack): Subscribe Now!
(DTS Bit Rate): Subscribe Now!
(Dolby Digital Bit Rate): Subscribe Now!
(Additional Languages): Subscribe Now!
(Subtitles): Subscribe Now!
(WSR Superb Sound Qualities): Subscribe Now!

  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Yep, Jim Henson

DVD Picture:
Compared to the previously released DVD (reviewed in Issue 52), this new anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD has been cleaned up a bit, with fewer distracting source element artifacts. Still, the picture is dated and slightly dark. Colors are nicely rendered, with rich hues, although blacks seem a bit weak. Images are generally sharp, with generally good detail, but minor smearing and lack of definition is occasional. Minor pixelization is noticed. (Suzanne Hodges)

The Dolby