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Rush Hour 3

2-Disc Platinum Series
Genre: Action Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 129 (Mar 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Chris Tucker, Jackie Chan, HIroyuki Sanada, Youki Kudoh, Yvan Attal, Noemie Lenoir, Zhang Jingchu, Tzi Ma & Max von Sydow

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: 5
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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Special Features
Special features on this two-disc set are on Disc One: commentary from Director Brett Ratner and Writer Jeff Nathanson, the original theatrical trailer, and additional previews. Disc Two contains two minutes of outtakes, seven deleted/alternate scenes with optional commentary by Ratner and Nathanson, the Making Of Rush Hour 3 featurette (87 minutes), a Visual Effects Reel (two minutes), Le Rush Hour Trois Production Diary (65 minutes) and DVD-ROM enhancements.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): N32125
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

Sequences of action, violence, sexual content, nudity and language.
(Retail Price): $34.99
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 90
(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): 12/26/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Brett Ratner
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When a Chinese mastermind flees to Paris, it is up to Chief Inspector Lee (Chan) and Detective Carter (Tucker) to track down the criminal and return him to justice. The crime-fighting duo travel to the City of Lights and get caught up in an explosive battle between French Police, the notorious Chinese organized crime syndicate, The Triads, and two beautiful femmes fatales. With everybody stuck in Rush Hour traffic and kung-fu fighting atop the Eiffel Tower, Lee and Carter may find it more difficult than 1, 2, 3 to catch their man. (Stacey Pendry)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.33:1 DVD looks quite good, with deep, solid black levels and good shadow delineation, creating a highly dimensional-looking image. Details are captured well, with good resolution helping deliver the fine textures to the screen. Colors are nicely balanced, and fleshtones look accurate. Contrast is rendered well, giving the image a natural appearance. Edge enhancement is minor, but noticeable at times, and while minor pixilation can be noticed, it isn

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