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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 111 (Aug 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Rob Schneider, David Spade, Jon Heder, Jon Lovitz, Craig Kilborn, Molly Sims, Tim Meadows & Nick Swardson

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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Special Features
Batter up! Special features include two audio commentaries: the first with director Dennis Dugan, and the other with David Spade and Jon Heder; four featurettes: "Nerds vs. Bullies," "Mr. October," "Play Ball," and "Who's On Deck?"; four deleted scenes; and 11 previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 13869
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

For crude and suggestive humor, and for language
(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): 85
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 07/25/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Dennis Dugan
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
A trio of nerds, tired of titty-twisters and farts in their faces, form a baseball team and take on the Little Leagues to prove the world that puny guys can win! But when The Benchwarmers learn that one of their own

DVD Picture:
The anamoprhically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture exhibits picture quality that is perfectly complementary to the lighthearted comedy. Colors are bright and well balanced, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. Sharpness and details are satisfying, with nicely balanced contrast and shadow delineation. There is little bothersome pixel breakup and no obtrusive edge enhancement. If the DVD looks this good, the Blu-ray Disc is going to look fantastic. (Suzanne Hodges)

Without much surround envelopment and a relatively timid front stage, the Dolby