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Mr. Woodcock
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 129 (Mar 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Billy Bob Thornton, Sean William Scott, Susan Sarandon, Ethan Suplee, Melissa Sagemiller & Amy Poehler

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include ten deleted/alternate scenes, the following two featurettes: The Making Of Mr. Woodcock (15 minutes) and P.E. Trauma Tales (12 minutes), the original theatrical trailer for this film, and previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): N31691
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

Crude and sexual content, thematic mateial, language and mild drup reference
(Retail Price): $28.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 88
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2007
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 01/15/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

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(Director): Craig Gillespie
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
John Farley (Scott), a successful self-help author, returns to his hometown to find his mother (Sarandon) has fallen in love with his sadistic high school P.E. teacher, Mr. Woodcock (Thornton). John, a former chunky teenager, remembers in horror the mental and physical humiliation he suffered at the hands of the no-nonsense gym teacher. Vowing to do whatever it takes to derail his Mom's budding relationship, John soon finds himself locked in a battle of body and mind with his old nemesis. (Stacey Pendry)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD exhibits a generally bland picture, with desaturated colors and an overall dim appearance. Black levels are solid, though, and shadow delineation is fairly impressive. Contrast can be somewhat overblown with hot whites. Details are not captured incredibly well, and compression artifacts can be noticed from time to time. Edge enhancement is minor and does not pose much of a problem. (Danny Richelieu)

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