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Kinky Boots
Genre: Comedy Drama

Reviewed In Issue 112 (Sept 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Joel Edgerton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sarah-Jane Potts, Jemima Rooper, Linda Bassett, Nick Frost & Robert Pugh

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include the 14-1/2-minute featurette The Real Kinky Boots Factory; four deleted scenes with optional commentary by Director Julian Jarrold; the 1-1/2-minute Journey Of A Brogue glimpse into the shoes being made; audio commentary with Director Jarrold, and Actors Joel Edgerton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Sarah-Jane Potts; and up-front ads!

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Miramax Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 41223
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

For thematic material involving sexuality, and language
(Retail Price): $29.99
(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): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/05/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Julian Jarrold
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After Charlie Price

DVD Picture:
Even through the heavy edge enhancement that can creep its head into scenes throughout the presentation, especially wide landscape shots, the anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD picture does look good. Fleshtones are accurate, and colors are well saturated. Details in the shadows are good enough to create dimensionality in the picture, and good image detail brings life to the buildings and faces. There is some compression noise in the background of scenes that can become a distraction at times, but the picture is generally good. (Danny Richelieu)

While staging can be good in the Dolby