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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 108 (May 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Cuba Gooding Jr., Clifton Collins Jr., Keith David, Wyclef Jean & Wood Harris

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Special features inlcude audio commentary with writer/director Chris Fisher and director of photography Eliot Rockett, seven deleted scenes, 10-minute "Gettin' Dirty" featurette, four minutes of skateboarding and breakdancing (but not at the same time), "Chump" music video by Oh No, and 11 previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 12874
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For strong violence, pervasive language, some sexual content, and drug use
(Retail Price): $24.96
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 97
(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): 04/04/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Chris Fisher
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Just how Dirty are former-gangbangers-turned-LAPD officers Salim Adel (Gooding Jr.) and Armando Sancho (Collins Jr.)? Well, in a little over 12-hour period, they (either individually or as partners) commit the following obvious offenses: sexual assault, breaking and entering, transportation (and use) of a controlled substance, battery, brandishing a firearm, conduct unbecoming of an officer, and murder...and just a whole lot of bad language. Told in a gritty, stylized way that both helps and hinders this day-in-the-life-of-a-cop urban drama. (Jack Kelley)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.82:1 DVD picture exhibits clear indication of its Super 16 source element. The picture has a gritty, harsh appearance with inherent film grain that provides an edgy texture to the storytelling. Images are nicely detailed, with well-balanced contrast and shadow delineation. The shaky handheld camerawork can make those with larger home theatre displays ill. Compression is nicely done, with little bothersome breakup. Considering the source element, this DVD looks quite good. (Suzanne Hodges)

With some incredibly intense, deep bass presented in each of the 5.1 channels, the Dolby