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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Off The Black
Genre: Comedy Drama

Reviewed In Issue 121 (Jun 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Nick Nolte, Trevor Morgan, Sonia Feigelson, Rosemarie Dewitt, Sally Kirkland, Noah Fleiss, Jonathan Tchaikovsky, Michael Higgins & Timothy Hutton

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features include audio commentary with Writer/Director James Ponsoldt, the 22-minute making-of featurette, the theatrical trailer, and a trailer gallery. Plus up-front previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): TH!NKFilm
(Catalog Number): TF-54965
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For a crude sexual remark
(Retail Price): $27.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 94
(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): 04/17/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): James Ponsoldt
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After a questionable call, high-school pitcher, Dave Tibbel (Morgan), armed with a few rolls of toilet paper and a good arm, takes to Ump Ray Cook

DVD Picture:
With well-balanced colors and natural fleshtones, the anamorphically enhanced 2.32:1 DVD can present a decent picture, but details are not as well resolved as on the best releases. White levels can be slightly too bright, but black levels are deep. Edge enhancement is minor, but is noticeable when there are high-contrast transitions. (Danny Richelieu)

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