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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 122 (Jul/Aug 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Eddie Murphy, Thandie Newton, Eddie Griffin, Terry Crews & Cuba Gooding, Jr.

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Special features include the 21-minute Making Of Norbit featurette, the four-minute Man Of A 1,000 Faces featurette, the five-minute Power Tap mock infomercial, the 12-minute Stunts Of Norbit featurette, 14 deleted scenes, a photo gallery, and the theatrical trailer. There are also previews and up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): DreamWorks Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 34835
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

For crude and sexual humor, some nudity, 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): 102
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2007
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/05/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Brian Robbins
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After his best friend Kate (China Anderson) moved away, young Norbit (Khamani Griffin & Austin Reid) became the brunt of the other kids' jokes. Enter Rasputia (Lindsey Sims-Lewis), a bossy, boisterous baboon of a gal who took Norbit (Murphy) under her rather large wing and wouldn't let him go. But when his true love Kate (Newton) came back into his life, Norbit knew he had to find a way to get rid of Rasputia (also, Murphy), even though she didn't want to go away. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.82:1 DVD picture exhibits bold, vibrant colors, but fleshtones have a slightly red hue. Details are well resolved, and shadow delineation is generally impressive. Some pixelization and edge enhancement can be noticed at times. Fleshtones actually look slightly better in the H.264 AVC-encoded HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc releases, although they are still slightly too red. Colors are vibrant, but details are not as well resolved as in the best high-definition releases, and the image can often look very fat...err, I mean flat. (Danny Richelieu)

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