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Stomp The Yard
Genre: Drama

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

Columbus Short, Meagan Good, Ne-Yo, Darrin Henson, Brain White, Laz Alonso, Valerie Pettiford, Jermaine Williams, Allan Louis, Harry Lennix & Chris Brown

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include filmmakers' commentary; a 18-minute featurette, Battles. Rivals. Brothers., that takes you into the world of stepping; three deleted/extended scenes; a two-minute gag reel; and previews, which are also shown as up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 16042
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

For a scene of violence, some sexual material, and language
(Retail Price): $28.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 114
(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): 05/15/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Sylvain White
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After getting arrested in Los Angeles, DJ (Short) thinks he may be well on his way to Stomp The Yard in prison, but his mom has other plans. Sending him to live with relatives in Atlanta, he becomes a student at Truth University, a historically African-American college, but finds he does not fit in so well. But that changes when he discovers that the campus fraternities hold an annual "stepping" competition...and our boy DJ has a move or two to bust out. (Jack Kelley)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD exhibits bold, although perhaps slightly oversaturated, colors and solid black levels. Shadow delineation is rendered well. Fleshtones can look slightly too red, and oftentimes contrast can be slightly exaggerated. Edge enhancement is noticeable on occasion, and pixelization, while not disastrous, can be seen at times. (Danny Richelieu)

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