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Take The Lead
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 113 (Oct 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Antonio Banderas, Rob Brown, Yaya DaCosta, Dante Basco, John Ortiz, Laura Benanti & Alfre Woodard

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include seven deleted/alternate scenes with optional commentary by Director Liz Friedlander, a You Take The Lead multi-angle look at the tango dance scene, the 17-minute Meet The Dungeon Kids featurette, the 17-minute featurette Between The Steps: A Profile Of Pierre Dulaine, ten minutes of interviews with Liz, Swizz and Ziggy: The Director & Her Music Team, commentary with Friedlander and Editor Robert Ivison, three trailer remixes, the theatrical trailer, sneak peeks, DVD-ROM material, and up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): N10363
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

For thematic material, language, and some violence
(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): 117
(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): 08/29/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Liz Friedlander
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Pierre Dulaine (Banderas) is a well-mannered dance instructor who waltzes into the principal's (Woodward) office at one of the toughest high schools in New York with a proposal

DVD Picture:
With deep blacks, good contrast, and impressive shadow delineation, the anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture has an enjoyable three-dimensional look to it. Colors are vibrant, and flesh tones are accurate. Detail is well rendered. Unfortunately, there is some edge enhancement noticeable, but the rest of the image does look very good. (Danny Richelieu)

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