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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Showstopper Edition
Genre: Musical

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

Jamie Foxx, Beyonce

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features on Disc One include 12 extended and alternate scenes, the "Listen" music video by Beyonce

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 12355
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

For language, some sexuality, and drug content
(Retail Price): $34.99
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 130
(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): 05/01/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Bill Condon
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Singing and dancing their hearts out since before they were teenagers, Deena (Knowles), Effie (Hudson in her Oscar-winning role), and Lorrell (Rose) are beginning to wonder, after losing yet another talent contest, if all the hard work is really worth it. When from the shadows steps Curtis Taylor Jr. (Foxx) who offers the trio a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of fame and of fortune, and of heartache. "Dreamgirls" is based on Tom Eyen's Tony award-winning Broadway musical. (Jack Kelley)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.32:1 DVD exhibits deep black levels and good shadow delineation to help create a very dimensional image. Colors are rich and nicely balanced, as is contrast. Resolution is very good, with the various textures in the artists

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