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Nutty Professor, The

The Legendary Jerry Collection
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 104 (Jan 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens, Del Moore, Kathleen Freeman & Les Brown And His Band Of Renown

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include commentary by Jerry Lewis and Steve Lawrence; a 16-minute featurette "The Nutty Professor: Perfecting The Formula"; the 30-minute featurette "Jerry Lewis At Work"; five deleted scenes; three Jerry and Stella promos; Jerry At Movieland Wax Museum footage with commentary by his son, Chris Lewis; test footage; and the theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 03601
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $62.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 107
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1963
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/25/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Jerry Lewis
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Yuck it up with Jerry Lewis in the original version of The Nutty Professor. Lewis, who co-wrote and directed, stars as a timid, goofy, clumsy, and very nearsighted college chemistry teacher who has eyes for his student Stella Purdy (Stevens). Through his experiments, Professor Kelp develops a secret potion that transforms him into Buddy Love, an arrogant Romeo determined to win Miss Purdy

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD looks quite good for its age. Images are generally sharp and detailed, with nicely rendered background definition and clarity. Colors are rich and vibrant, with well-balanced fleshtones and deep blacks. Minor edge enhancement is noticed for an occasionally

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