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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 115 (Dec 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, Henry Winkler, David Hasselhoff, Julie Kavner, Jennifer Coolidge & Sean Astin

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 cast and crew commentary; four deleted scenes; the following featurettes: "Make Me Old And Fat" (6-1/2 minutes), "FX Of Click" (five minutes), "Design My Universe" (five minutes), "Cars Of The Future" (three minutes), "Humping Dogs" (one minute), "Director's Take" (four minutes), and "Fine Cookin'" (three minutes); previews; and up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 14838
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

For language, crude and sex-related humor, and some drug references
(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): 108
(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): 10/10/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Frank Coraci
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Michael Newman (Sandler) is a workaholic who never seems to have time for his wife (Beckinsale) and kids. Television is the only pleasure he allows himself, so he goes in search of a universal remote to make viewing easier. After an eccentric character (Walken) gives Michael the latest and greatest gadget to use, he discovers that it will control more than just the television. With just one Click of a button, Michael can turn off barking dogs, fast forward through moments he wants to avoid, and even travel back and forth in time. But when the remote seems to be controlling Michael more than Michael is controlling the remote, he knows it

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits well-saturated colors and good shadow delineation for a pleasing picture. Some pixilation and minor edge enhancement is apparent, but it only becomes a distraction in the wider shots. Color balance is generally good, although fleshtones tend to be slightly red. (Danny Richelieu)